IMPACT THEME: Housing and Homelessness, Health & Wellbeing and Social Care, Poverty & Disadvantage
WHAT THEY DO: Redwing is an award-winning property agency, based in the heart of Liverpool City Centre.
YEAR FOUNDED: Began in 1963, was then previously know as Maritime, and in 2015 became Redwing.
LOCATION: Liverpool City Region
PARTNERSHIP DATE: 2023
FUND PARTNERSHIP: National Homelessness Property Fund 2
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS:
ABOUT: Redwing is an award-winning property agency, based in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. Redwing are agents for individual and large landlords, they have over 2,000 homes which they currently manage. Their dedicated team provides a range of services from rent collection to asset management. At Redwing they care about the communities within which they work. Any profits Redwing generate are reinvested into local good causes, including care and support for vulnerable individuals and training to help upskill people seeking employment.
PURPOSE OF PARTNERSHIP: The new partnership between our National Homelessness Property Fund 2 (NHPF2) and Liverpool-based housing provider, Redwing, will see 68 properties purchased to house people who are sleeping rough, supporting the Liverpool City Region’s Housing First programme. This has been made possible because of investments Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, and the Rough Sleeper Accommodation Programme (RSAP), have made into the fund.
The National Homelessness Property Fund 2:
John Williams, Managing Director of Property Funds at Resonance, said: “No one should be living on the streets, without a safe place to call home. This investment from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority will enable National Homelessness Property Fund 2 to provide a sustainable housing solution to the rise in people sleeping rough and experiencing homelessness in the region, and more importantly, provide vulnerable people with a home of their own.
This initiative will provide a lifeline to those sleeping rough and facing housing crisis in region, providing them with a decent and affordable home of their own. Partnering with an expert housing provider like Redwing is vital, as not only are we providing rough sleepers in the Liverpool region with a safe place to live but also specialist support to help them find stability, take positive steps forward in other parts of their lives and start to live independently.”
Michelle Brooks, Director of Operations at Redwing, said: “Redwing is a profit for purpose organisation, meaning we reinvest our profits into regenerating places and creating opportunities for people. Over the past 50 years, Redwing have helped thousands of people find a place to call home, so we understand how important it is to have your own front door to close at the end of the day. I am incredibly proud to be part of the Housing First Initiative and to see the impact that this partnership will have on the lives of some of the most vulnerable people across the Liverpool City Region.”
Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said: “The measure of any decent society is how it treats its most vulnerable citizens. Over the last decade there had been an exponential increase in rough sleeping – not just in our area – but right across the country.
“One of the first policies I introduced as Mayor was Housing First. It is a radical new approach that is completely different to how this country has traditionally looked to help the homeless. It is principally about putting people in a safe, secure property of their own at the earliest opportunity and providing them with wraparound support to help deal with their often multi-complex needs.
“One of the biggest challenges we have faced is finding enough suitable properties for rent, so we’re delighted to be investing £1.5m to help buy these properties across our area to help provide long-term homes for some of our most vulnerable residents. We are showing how, by treating people with dignity, working together with a coordinated approach and the right political will, we can end some of the worst forms of homelessness once and for all.”
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