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Work Starts on Laystall Street

Great Places has started work on our £20m apartment scheme at Laystall Street just off Great Ancoats Street, in Manchester city centre. The new nine-storey residential development, being delivered in partnership with Eric Wright Construction and part-funded by Homes England and Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Brownfield Housing Fund, will provide 89 one and two-bed apartments […]

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Universal Credit and Help to Claim

Universal Credit is a welfare benefit to help people with living costs. It must be claimed online and you will be responsible for managing your claim in your Universal Credit journal.  Help to Claim can support you in the early stages of your Universal Credit claim, from the application through to your first payment.  Help […]

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Insight’s April update

Insight customer scrutiny group has just finished their review looking at how communal space in and around neighbourhoods and blocks of flats are managed to ensure these are places people wish to live. What Insight heard from customers is that it is important these spaces are maintained, kept clean, safe, and free from hazards or […]

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Great Places agrees new funding with three lenders worth £284m

Savills Financial Consultants has helped Great Places secure three new deals worth a total of £284m with Santander, NatWest, and ABN Amro. Funding of £109m and £100m has been agreed with existing lenders Santander and NatWest Bank, respectively. New partner ABN AMRO has lent 25,000-home Great Places £75m. All loans are revolving credit facilities (RCFs). […]

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Great Places and Stonebond to build 71 affordable homes in Salford

Salford City Council has approved our plans for 71 new affordable homes in Little Hulton. The new homes will be delivered as part of our ongoing partnership with Stonebond. The homes will be offered for shared ownership and affordable rent tenures and built to M4(2) accessibility standards, making them accessible to a range of future […]

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Young Voices in Knutsford invited to take part Youth Services Survey

Knutsford’s young people are being given the chance to help shape future youth services in the town by taking part in a survey being organised by Great Places. In response to customers’ feedback on youth services in the area Great Places, in collaboration with Knutsford Town Council and Cheshire East Youth Service, is running a […]

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Putting customers first


What is important to you when you deal with Great Places?

In the next few months we will be writing our new Customer Experience Strategy. This is the document that sets out how we will make sure that we put our customers first, and ensure that we listen to and hear the voice of customers. This is central to our aim of delivering excellent services that […]

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Easter hours 2024

Our offices will be closed from 6pm on Thursday, 28th March until 8am on Tuesday, 2nd April due to the Easter break. During this time we will be operating an Emergency Only Service. If your repair falls into the emergency category you can call us on our local rate number 0300 123 1966, please listen to the options […]

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iPads at Breakfast Club

Athelstan Primary School is a big part of our key neighbourhood of Richmond Park, Sheffield, educating many of our customers’ children aged 4-11. Recently, we’ve provided the school £4,000 as part of our Community Resilience Fund, which has been used to purchase iPads for pupils who do not have the same access to online learning […]

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