Great Places Housing Group exists to improve the lives of the people living in our 24,000 homes across the North West and Yorkshire. We are much more than just a landlord, providing a wide-range of services and promoting partnership work to create vibrant, sustainable communities.
The Group, which is supported by approximately 800 colleagues across four regional offices (our Manchester head office, Oldham, Sheffield and Blackpool), encompasses:
Our history traces back to 1972; however, it was the merger of Manchester Methodist Housing Association and Ashiana Housing Association in 2006 that created Great Places Housing Group.
Great Places is a profit-for-purpose organisation that gives back to our customers, communities and colleagues.
Our aim is to be as efficient as possible and remain a top performer in the industry; however, we then make a very conscious decision to use a large chunk of our surplus to be much more than just a landlord and improve our customers’ lives.
Harnessing the power of our commercial activity to allow us to deliver on our charitable objectives is something we can now do even better as a bigger, stronger and more resilient organisation following our merger in April 2020.
View below our motion graphic explaining this approach, and showing how by bringing Great Places and Equity Housing Groups together we can now do even greater things to fulfil our purpose and deliver on our vision.