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Our Northmoor 

Northmoor is a great place to live. Great Places is proud to have served this vibrant community, just three miles from Manchester city centre, for over 20 years. We’ve delivered regeneration that has seen the development of many new homes, redesigned the streets and at its heart and built up a thriving community centre in the beautiful 100 year old Co-op building.

Northmoor is now home to a broad mix of residents, from families and young professionals to students and older people, all part of a resilient, tight-knit community.

More than a decade on from the regeneration project that transformed this 19th century neighbourhood in to a people-focused community, Northmoor remains a shining example of a modern, diverse urban place.

Opportunities

  • Community assets including Northmoor Community Centre and the Community Launderette
  • Plenty of green space designed into the neighbourhood, along with its proximity to Crowcroft park
  • Strong partnerships with local schools, other housing providers, Manchester City Council and local residents
  • Community wealth-building and retail provision
  • Low tenancy  turnover – people  choose to stay here
  • Great transport links

 

“I wish there were some neighbourhood events so people can mix together… I don’t know my neighbours.”

“I’m really happy living here, my kids can play in the street”

“Terrible issues with litter and fly-tipping”

“I’ve lived here with my family for 24 years and I’ve seen  all the regeneration… I love it.”

Challenges

Economic impact of a decade of government cuts

Higher than average rent arrears

Limited local leisure facilities

Lack of community safety

Environmental issues caused by fly-tipping and littering

Our vision

To protect and enhance the identity of Northmoor, meeting the housing needs of local people. We will also promote and support financial independence for residents and the community, helping to make Northmoor a great place to live.

Objective one: People

Working with Northmoor residents and organisations,  we will help to improve local services and opportunities. This will include offering employment and skills support and initiatives to help customers to become more financially independent.

Objective two: Place

Deliver high-quality neighbourhood management services and help to create a sense of ownership, belonging and pride in Northmoor.

Objective three: Partners

To build on existing partnerships with local residents, police, businesses, housing providers and other key groups to bring investment and services to  Northmoor and keep them there.

Objective four: Homes

Our property is your home. We will ensure that customers in Northmoor have support, if needed,  to look after their home and invest through planned improvements to ensure we maintain high standards.

“Working with Northmoor residents and organisations, we will help to improve local services and opportunities. This will include offering employment and skills support and initiatives to help customers to become more financially dependent.”

Our commitment:

  • The most important asset in Northmoor is the people who live there. That’s why we are committed to services that are designed and delivered by local community groups and residents, focusing on and building on their strengths.
  • Our Community Investment team is committed to investing in Northmoor, with a dedicated team helping Great Places customers to access work, training and volunteering opportunities, to help them to progress.
  • Great Places provides quality homes to meet the needs of our customers and it’s possible that these needs change over time. Our Independence and Wellbeing services will support Northmoor customers in challenging situations, from identifying suitable housing options to access to our Tenancy Coach Service, helping you to manage your tenancy.

“Deliver high-quality neighbourhood management services and help to create a sense of ownership, belonging and pride in Northmoor.”

Our commitment:

  • We will continue to invest in Northmoor Community Centre, supporting its board to develop services that meet the needs of Great Places customers.
  • We will respond to consultation feedback from customers and work with Northmoor residents and existing community groups to improve the cleanliness and appearance of public spaces. In particular, fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour, working with existing residents groups such as the Alley Pals.
  • Northmoor’s Home Zone street designs and the nearby Crowcroft park provide unique opportunities to use the space differently, for play, socialising and exercise.
  • We will improve the economic development of Northmoor using a people-centred approach and our profit-for-purpose business model. This involves using land and property for social good as well as ensuring that we are giving back to the communities we serve.

Objective Three – Partners

“To build on existing partnerships with local residents, police, businesses, housing providers and other key groups to bring investment and services to Northmoor and keep them there.”

Our commitment:

  • At the heart of the community, Great Places works closely with Northmoor Community Association (NCA) which has been delivering services and support for local people for more than 20 years. From its centre, projects from communal eating to Macmillan cancer support and homework clubs are delivered alongside Great Places services such as housing, employment and skills and welfare advice. We will continue to develop our partnership with NCA for the benefit of our customers and the wider Northmoor community.
  • We will build strong relationships with other social housing providers in the Longsight area, to bring more resources and support into Northmoor and complement our existing offer.
  • We will continue to develop relationships with key stakeholders at Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership, schools and community groups such a Northmoor Together, as well as the police and community safety teams.
  • We will work with the Great Places supply chain to further leverage support and financial contributions for community projects through our contracts.

“Our property is your home. We will ensure that customers in Northmoor have support, if needed, to look after their home  and invest through planned improvements to ensure we maintain high standards..”

Our commitment:

  • We will provide a clean and well-maintained home as a stable foundation for your life and give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing it will remain yours for as long as you want it.
  • We ask you to take responsibility for looking after your home. We will provide you with support, if needed, to do this – including making it easy for you to report repairs online. Your Neighbourhood Service Manager will be based in your community and will have the tools and resources to make sure you receive the highest service standards.
  • We will continue to invest in Northmoor’s homes with our programme of planned improvements and make regular routine inspections so we can see what might need completing in future, such as replacing windows and doors, kitchens, bathrooms, boilers and roofs.
  • We will play our part in tackling the housing crisis by responding quickly to opportunities to build new homes in and around Northmoor.

Get involved

We are serious about our commitment to Northmoor and the customers who live in our homes, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with how we’re doing – but we want to hear from you, too.

There are plenty of ways you can get involved locally and a great place to start is by contacting Northmoor Community Centre for information about activities, courses and projects. Their website
can be found at www.northmoorcommunity.co.uk or drop in for more information.

If you would like to access employment and skills or tenancy support, you can contact us directly to find out more, or ask your Neighbourhood Services Manager for advice.

You can also get involved in helping to shape Great Places’ services and provide feedback.

You will benefit from free training, work experience and the opportunity to develop new skills that will enhance your CV for future job opportunities.

There will be opportunities to meet a wide range of people from Great Places’ communities. Plus, you will get to see how your feedback and input helps to improve our services for the benefit of you and other customers.

Any relevant travel and carer expenses will be covered where needed. Contact us to find out more.