Our Vision

Our vision is ‘Improved Lives’, we want communities to thrive, we put the person at the centre of our approach. We believe that all residents are entitled to high quality homes, safe and sustainable neighbourhood environments, and increased life chances and opportunities in relation to health, education and employment.

We recognise that realising this vision is heavily reliant on strong and effective partnership working, we know that together we achieve more.

Our Values

  • Passion
  • Openness
  • Respect
  • Trust

Supporting over 500 people to improve their futures

On 1 April 2018 more than 80 staff transferred, from four existing contracts, to ForViva to deliver the forfutures homeless support service in Cheshire West and Chester.

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Ending homelessness together

We share homeless link’s vision of a country free from homelessness. We’ve joined the biggest national membership charity for organisations on the frontline of homelessness and supported housing.

What is SWEP?

Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) aims to get rough sleepers off the streets during periods of below zero night-time temperatures, by providing emergency accommodation. The trigger for SWEP is when the night time temperature is predicted to be zero degrees or below for three consecutive nights. There is a duty to ensure that there is provision in place for all rough sleepers during periods of extreme cold weather, to prevent people dying on the streets. Taken from StreetLink.

ForViva

Who are ForViva?

ForViva is a strategic partner to Cheshire West and Chester Council currently delivering the 10-year contract to manage 5,500 homes in Ellesmere Port, Neston and Winsford, under the brand ForHousing. Our Community Impact Strategy will ensure our work goes far beyond the management of properties and works to create more education and employment opportunities, improve health and wellbeing and make neighbourhoods safer.

The forfutures homeless support service contract is an extension of this partnership and which will run for the next nine years aligned to the housing management contract. ForViva will work in partnership with the Council, supporting them to deliver their extended duties under the Homeless Reduction Act 2017.