Pathway Homes
Case StudyProject:

186 unit scheme for vulnerable adults

Client:

North West City Region Authority

Key Achievements:

  • 186 units identified, acquired, developed and handed over within five months
  • Several abandoned buildings brought back to life
  • Development of quality, comfortable and psychologically informed accommodation for vulnerable and at risk adults
  • Total housing, support package delivered through a single provider
  • Project completed and handed over within five months

Overview

This Authority had identified a long term and historic need for additional housing stock to cope with the demand of it escalating homeless issues. It had been highlighted that at any given time the authority is in need of an additional 155 beds for its homeless population, a figure that continues to grow.

Background

The need had been identified via a number of referring agencies for significantly higher levels of support homeless accommodation across the North West City Region.

Solution

Working with key representatives from each of the local authorities, the Pathway team developed a clear understanding of the need from those sleeping rough in and around the city.

Properties were identified predominantly in areas in need of regeneration and therefore a large number of former HMO’s were acquired and plans implemented to redevelop with the specific tenant group in mind.

A number of houses were purchased and the Pathway construction and fit out teams completed the project within a five month period. Pathway was able to employ local skilled tradesmen, appointing a local supply chain team and boosting the economy.

All schemes are developed to a high standard with the service user in mind. A variety of community and property safety fixtures are included, designed to reduce anti-social behaviour.

By working with a registered provider, the local authority were able to access central government subsidies to save the local authorities money.

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“All of our homes are developed on a needs led basis.”

Chanel WilliamsPathway Homes

Outcome

A high number of new beds have been introduced to the City Region available for immediate occupation helping tackle the escalating homeless issue whilst unloved and abandoned properties have been brought back to use, providing attractive and comfortable homes for the city’s vulnerable adults.