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About us

Great Places exists to improve the lives of the people living in our 24,000 homes across the North-West, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

We are much more than just a landlord, providing a wide range of services and promoting partnership work to create vibrant, sustainable communities.


Great Places is proud to be a profit-for-purpose housing association.

We strive to be as efficient and effective as possible and remain a top-quartile performer within the housing industry. However, we then choose to use a large proportion of our surplus – around £3M in the last financial year – to go far beyond our landlord obligations and realise our vision of Great Homes, Great Communities, Great People.

Here are the vision and values that shape our offer and drive our approach:

Our vision is clear


Great homes

Maximising our investment
in sustainable homes


Great communities

Building successful
and vibrant communities


Great people

Providing an outstanding
colleague experience

Our values are strong


We're fair, open
and accountable.

 know respect care customers

We know, respect and
care about our customers.

 appreciate effort

We appreciate the effort
of everyone who works with us.

 promote partnerships efficiency value money

We promote partnerships,
efficiency and value for money.


 embrace creativity

We passionately embrace creativity,
change and innovation.

Profit for purpose

Watch our informative motion graphic explaining the profit-for-purpose approach that’s the beating heart of our bold new business.

board and senior team

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