About the partners

Our partnership is unique; each of us is a collaboration of individual organisations that already fulfil local needs; we choose to work together to achieve greater outcomes. The Greater Manchester Housing Partners are a collaboration of 26 individual Registered Providers, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority brings 10 individual local authorities on board and Health and Social Care, all NHS provider organisations in Greater Manchester, together with NHS England and NHS Improvement. We are experienced partners who have the expertise to challenge one another, to maximise the potential of our partnership and to identify and create opportunity.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

The GMCA is one of the country's most successful combined authorities and made up of the ten Greater Manchester Councils and Mayor, who work with other local services, businesses, communities and other partners to improve the city-region. The ten councils (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan), have worked together voluntarily for many years on issues that affect everyone in the region, such as transport, regeneration, and attracting investment. The GMCA gives local people more control over issues that affect their area. It means the region speaks with one voice and can make a strong case for resources and investment. Its vision is to make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and grow old.

Greater Manchester Housing Providers (GMHP)

Greater Manchester Housing Providers house one in every five people across the region, owning more than 250,000 safe, decent and affordable homes and have built more than 8,000 new homes in the last five years. Made up of 26 housing providers who contribute £1.2bn in GVA to the Greater Manchester economy and support more than 28,000 full-time jobs across local communities. GM Housing Providers individually are a collaboration of individual organisations working on a broad range of issues connected to local growth and public service reform. A substantial investor in their communities, and in recent years have been delivering around 40% of new homes across Greater Manchester. Many of their tenants are key to the success of their strategies and interventions on a wide range of issues such as health and social care, employment and skills, fuel poverty and the ageing population. As organisations, individually and collectively, GM Housing Providers are already active on all those agendas and more.

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP)

The partnership is made up of all NHS provider organisations in Greater Manchester, the ten Clinical Commissioning Groups, and all 10 councils, together with NHS England. It also includes the Mayor of Greater Manchester and Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Public Health England, Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, primary care, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector and Healthwatch. The partnership’s aim is to see the greatest and fastest improvement to the health and wellbeing of the 2.8m people of Greater Manchester. Under our unique Taking Charge devolution arrangements the partnership brings together the leadership, decision-making and long-term planning needed to achieve this goal.