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Our Wybourn

Great Places Housing Group took over almost 1,200 homes in Wybourn from Sheffield City Council in April 2007 following a tenants’ ballot. At transfer we promised to improve all homes beyond decent homes standard, improve services and embark on  a programme of transformational change improving the environment, open spaces  and reputation of the neighbourhood.

Great Places has made Wybourn one of our ‘Anchor’ neighbourhoods in our sustainable neighbourhood strategy. To  date we have invested over £60m on decent homes work, highway and environmental  improvements, as well as building 180 new homes in the area.

Opportunities

    • Emmaus and Wybourn Primary Schools and Wybourn Children’s centre provide opportunities to engage with children, parents and professionals.
    • Strong partnerships with schools, other housing providers, police, Sheffield City Council and local residents, as well as Manor and Castle Development Trust and other organisations.
    • Located one mile from Sheffield City centre, Wybourn is served by  four bus routes and the tram service.
    • Green spaces including Skye Edge and Manor Lodge.
    • Low tenancy turnover- people choose to stay here.
    • Nearby retail provision at Parkway Retail Park.

“I know there is a small area on Manor Oaks Road, but would like to see other places in Wybourn  for kids to play.”

“I’d like to see a cleaner area with less fly-tipping.”

“I don’t go out much any more, but I’ve always been happy  in the community.”

“I wish there were more classes for people to go to, like English or sewing.”

Challenges

Lack of things for young people to do

Environmental issues caused by fly-tipping and littering

It can take longer to let properties here than in some other areas

Limited local leisure facilities

Our vision

Wybourn is a welcoming, safe, clean and thriving neighbourhood where households are supported to reach their full potential and have strong community identity and pride.

Objective one: People

To ensure people feel part of the Wybourn Community.

Objective two: Place

To deliver a high-quality, safe, clean environment creating a sense of ownership, belonging and pride in Wybourn.

Objective three: Partners

We will work with Wybourn residents and organisations to improve local services. This will include offering employment and skills support and initiatives to help customers to become more financially dependent.

Objective four: Homes

Our property is your home. We will ensure that customers in Wybourn have support, if needed, to look after their home and we will invest in improvements to make your home comfortable and warm.

To ensure people feel part of the Wybourn Community.

Our commitment:

  • The most important asset in Wybourn is the people who live here. We will provide support to help new customers to settle in the area and we are committed to services that are designed and delivered by local community groups and residents, focusing on and building on their strengths.
  • We are committed to investing in Wybourn’s community, with a dedicated team helping residents to access work, training and volunteering opportunities, to help them to achieve their full potential.
  • Great Places provides quality homes to meet customers’ needs and their needs as they change over time. We will support Wybourn customers in challenging situations, from identifying suitable housing options to accessing our Tenancy Coach Service, helping customers to manage your tenancy.
  • We are building a new Community Centre in the heart of Wybourn which will host many events organised by the community, and a base from which new services will be provided to Wybourn residents.

To deliver a high-quality, safe, clean environment creating a sense of ownership, belonging and pride in Wybourn.

Our commitment:

  • We are committed to the regeneration of Wybourn, with a significant new development at the heart of the area providing a purpose-built Community Centre and new apartments (at the junction of Manor Oaks Road and Manor Oaks Place).
  • We will work with Wybourn residents and existing community groups to improve the cleanliness and appearance of public spaces.
  • We will continue to invest in open spaces, making them characterful places to enjoy and improving the environment.
  • We will work with Sheffield City Council to try to make Wybourn safer – including the roads around schools.

We will work with Wybourn residents and organisations to improve local services. This will include offering employment and skills support and initiatives to help customers to become more financially dependent.

Our commitment:

  • We will continue to develop relationships with key stakeholders including Sheffield City Council, Sheffield City Region, the Mayor’s Office, schools, community groups and the police.
  • We will continue to build strong relationships with a range of organisations to bring more resources and support to Wybourn, complementing our existing offer to residents here.
  • Residents are encouraged to strengthen their health and financial wellbeing, with appropriate support from professional services.

Our property is your home. We will ensure that customers in Wybourn have support, if needed, to look after their home and we will invest in improvements to make your home comfortable and warm.

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 will continue to invest in Wybourn’s homes with our programme of planned improvements and make regular routine inspections so we can plan future improvements, including external paths and steps.
  • We will play our part in tackling the housing crisis by building new homes in Wybourn as part of our continued commitment to providing quality housing.

Get Involved

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

A great place to start is exploring ways you can get involved with  the development and management of your new community centre. From organising activities to helping to run the centre, get in touch  to find out more.

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.

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.