Exciting news to share with partners and customers in Telford Bromford has been successful in winning the tender for ‘short term supported accommodation’ across Telford. This contract will go live from 1 October and will be led by Bromford with the support and specialisms of the Stay, YMCA and ManinPlace providers: the same providers that have been responsible for the floating support service known as ‘Thrive’ since 2013 across Telford. Thrive will lead on the allocation process known as The Gateway which will organise referrals and access to the flexible short term accommodation support service. Stakeholders and customers will be involved in identifying and shaping the process. Lisa Simpson from Bromford said: “We are delighted to announce this on behalf of Thrive partners, so watch this space for more updates.” Additional information on Thrive providers Maninplace Estate Ltd is a specialist local provider for homeless people, those threatened with homelessness and rough sleepers. A community enterprise established in 2006 to identify, negotiate and deliver accommodation for the homeless from within the private rented sector, Maninplace works with marginalised groups to break down the barriers that prevent non-statutory homeless people from accessing accommodation, working proactively with people to break down the downward cycle that can exist for homeless people. Wellington and District YMCA is a specialist local provider of support and housing to young people at risk across the borough and offers 25 units of accommodation in the North of Telford and Wrekin. YMCA has many years of experience of working with young people at risk, motivating and encouraging them to develop strategies, change lifestyles and improve their prospects through a holistic approach to housing, support and life coaching. Stay is a specialist local provider of support and housing to young people at risk, including young families aged between 16 and 32. Established in 1990 by local churches in order to respond to the growing problem of youth homelessness in the borough, today Stay is supporting over 100 young, vulnerable people and families. Bromford is a social enterprise working to help change the lives of some of the most vulnerable people across our communities. In Telford and Wrekin our approach is further enhanced by the collaborative working arrangements we have with our voluntary sector partners. These important partners strengthen our overall support offer.