Pathway Homes

Pathway Homes Group is set to deliver a housing scheme in Cumbria, providing 190 new units for vulnerable and at risk adults across the city.

Known to have the fourth highest death rate for homeless people in the UK, the need for accommodation in the area is never more prevalent. Partnering with a local housing association and several support providers, Pathway Homes Group has now acquired 38 properties, to be developed in line with tenants needs.

A full redevelopment programme of the properties is now underway with plans to improve each under a similar high specification, fitted with quality fixtures and fittings, creating practical and comfortable homes for the ‘at risk’ tenant profile.

Pathway Homes Group has collaborated with various agencies during concept stage and beyond including the local Foodbank and local authority to discuss homeless and vulnerable adults housing needs, all of whom have expressed severe concerns around the lack of suitable and quality housing stock.

Chanel Williams, Director at Pathway Homes Group explained: “For us, it’s critical that we drill down to gain a clear understanding of the true needs of an area in terms of housing. In order to do this, we must collaborate with and establish partnerships with essential agencies and organisations who sit at a grass roots level and can convey those real issues. This in turn allows us to develop realistic and tangible solutions that address those needs.

“The lack of appropriate housing for at risk adults in this part of Cumbria is alarming and with mounting pressure on the local authorities and support agencies in the face of COVID-19, this problem is clearly going to intensify. As such we have been able to mobilise our teams into action straight away, purchasing stock and beginning the refurbishment process almost immediately.

Chief Executive of the housing association commented: “We are delighted to form a new partnership with Pathway Homes Group to deliver this scheme. This project has been collaborative from the start, with all parties working tirelessly to keep the scheme on track during the challenging times we have all faced during the pandemic. 

“We are committed to taking on more high-quality property in areas that have a ‘true’ requirement for this type of housing across the North West. We have a number of other schemes similar to this in the pipeline with our new partners and look forward to working closely with them to develop detailed plans to provide quality social housing across the country.”