Great Places wins Trafford housing contract

Great Places Housing Group has won a contract that will see the business continue to provide housing for some of the most vulnerable people in the Greater Manchester area.

The housing group has successfully retained a contract for 40 self-contained flats in Trafford that are used to house local people who would otherwise be homeless.

Great Places work with their customers to not only help them off the streets and into high quality accommodation, but also to provide support to promote independence and improve their health and wellbeing and move on into their own homes in the future.

Matthew Harrison, Chief Executive at Great Places, said: “We are delighted to have retained our contracts at both Pomona Gardens and Meadow Lodge in Trafford.  We are re-structuring the way we do things at Great Places and this is a real success story for our Independence and Wellbeing teams and for our business transformation in general. We have provided a high quality service over the years and we believe this has been recognised.

“Great Places has a long history and proven track record in helping transform the lives of the most vulnerable people in our society. Working closely with our customers we are really pleased we can continue to provide them with great homes to live in while helping them move on and improve their lives and health and well-being.”

Great Places had held the contract for the homes in Pomona Gardens and Meadow Lodge since 2008.

The news comes just a few days after it was announced that the business was part of the newly established Greater Manchester Homes Partnership, which will work with ‘entrenched rough sleepers’ – people who have regularly slept rough over the past two years and/or are well known to the homelessness services – over a three year period.

A total of 270 homes will be made available by 15 of Greater Manchester’s housing providers and two private rented sector partners.

Mr Harrison added: “This is a ground-breaking partnership aimed at helping rough sleepers in Greater Manchester to make a fresh start off the streets. We are committed to helping the more vulnerable people in our society and the support we will offer will be flexible, recognising that people need services tailored to meet their different needs.”


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