Find a home

Great Places manages a wide-range of affordable homes across the North West and South Yorkshire. There are lots of ways that both existing and new customers can find a home to rent or buy. Take a look at the helpful guide below...


Applying for a rented home

Most of our homes available for rent are let through a local 'choice-based lettings' scheme – giving you the chance to bid for properties that meet your needs. 

Simply select the area you want to live in from the drop down box below to find out how you can apply for a home.


Select Move is a website which advertises most of the Housing Association and Council homes available in Preston , Chorley and South Ribble. Most homes are available through Choice Based Letting which means that you can bid for homes advertised. The eligible person with the highest priority will be offered the home when the advert ends. To start bidding you will need to register for housing using the link on the right hand side of the webpage.

You can also look at properties ‘available now’ through the property search which means you don’t have to bid, you can contact the landlord directly to see if you can rent the property.

Once you have registered for housing with Select Move you can also look for resident to swap homes using the property search. This is called a mutual exchange. You will need to click the home Swap Direct tab in the property search.

Visit Select Move and search for homes

Register with Select Move

Homes available to rent now on Rightmove

At Great Places we advertise a small number of homes that are available to rent immediately on Rightmove. Take a look at homes available now on Rightmove.


Swap your home

Have you considered swapping your home? Switching properties with another social housing customer can be a quick way to move house.

Click here to go to the House Exchange website where you can register free of charge and start looking for your new home. Remember to add photos and a description to your advert to increase your chance of finding a match.

Great Places offers a range of independent living services for older people aimed at creating real communities where people feel connected. 

We have a wide portfolio of sheltered and extra care housing across the Fylde coast, Salford and Manchester.

You can use our interactive map to view these properties.

Great Places has a range of low-cost, home ownership options available through Plumlife. Click here to visit the Plumlife website and find out more.


Great Places usually uses the 'Bedroom Standard' to decide which size property you are eligible for — the system used to calculate eligibility for Housing Benefit.

Citizens Advice have a property size calculator too. Click here to see what it says about your situation. 

Do more online

Did you know you can now manage your rent, report a repair all online.

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