To tackle homelessness, the city of Liverpool developed a revolutionary project called MainStay with the aim of providing improved access to short-term housing through housing support providers working together to share information on available accommodation so those with the greatest need received shelter quickly.
YMCA Liverpool led in the development and management of the system and it has proved to be extremely successful. As one person MainStay has helped says: ‘I got my decisions on all the hostels the very same day. Previously I would have to complete many application forms and visit each service for a separate interview.’
We now provide the service across Merseyside to ensure that people are homeless receive a fast, responsive and thorough assessment and are placed in the right service at the right time.
You can find out more about MainStay by visting their website