In 2017, HSTSW started to offer its core service of home-visiting support to families living in Wigan, as part of Motiv8, a programme to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in Greater Manchester.

Motiv8:  Building Better Opportunities for Greater Manchester

Home-Start Trafford and Salford is a specialist partner to the Motiv8 Programme.  They provide support to Motiv8 families in Trafford, Salford, Wigan and Leigh to help raise their coping ability.  Motiv8 transforms people’s lives by helping them overcome the challenges and barriers they face to get back on track.


By improving people’s wellbeing, confidence and employability skills, we increase people’s chances of accessing training or finding a job.

Motiv8 is being led by Manchester Athena a partnership of housing providers working together to transform people’s lives.

The programme will support nearly 4,000 people to overcome multiple, complex needs and move them closer to training and work.

Motiv8 has been set up thanks to £9.7 million funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme.

To find out more please go to the Motiv8 website