In 2015 Manchester launched the Manchester Homeless Partnership, bringing the city together to find innovative partnerships to help people get off the street. When the GM Mayor, Andy Burnham, was elected, he pledged to reduce or end rough sleeping by 2020 by encouraging the whole of Greater Manchester to adopt Manchester’s initiative. Initiatives like the Social Impact Bond(insert link) and Housing First(insert link) help people to move into a home first and address their issues when they have a safe place to live.