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20/04/2022

Article by: Damian Beaumont

Taking that step

Digital Communications Manager Damian Beaumont talks about moving on late in your career.

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Providing Services and Enhancing Community Pride

27/03/2022

Article by: Great Places

Case Study – Wybourn Community Centre

Maximising customer benefits from start to finish A central tenet to the new Wybourn Community Centre is that the local community have a sense of ownership in it, that the Centre will not just provide much needed services but that it will be a fulcrum for enhanced community pride and a belief that the local […]

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Womens Voices Group

07/03/2022

Article by: Great Places

International Women’s Day – Sarah’s Story

Back in July 2020, Great Places launched the Community Resilience Fund. One of the not-for-profit organisations that benefited was Women’s Voices, based in Longsight, Manchester.

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Food support

28/02/2022

Article by: Great Places

Case Study – Hardship Fund

The Great Places Hardship Fund was set up to support customers facing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Once any other suitable provision has been exhausted, the fund ensures customers have access to emergency food, fuel and other essential items. Great Places have helped many customers, here is how Ms Smith* a […]

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Case Study - Financial support and advice transforms life of refugee

28/02/2022

Article by: Great Places

Case Study – Sheffield Customer Receives Financial Support

Case study of how financial support transformed the life of a refugee in the Sheffield area.

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Supporting customers into careers and employment

27/02/2022

Article by: Great Places

Case Study – Employment

Ms Z* arrived in the UK in March 2019 after fleeing her native country of Iran where she was an architect and sought asylum here. Great Places colleagues first met Ms Z* to help support her future goals and make plans for the future. Ms Z* was proactive and attended various ESOL and English support classes, taking place […]

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Delivering innovative solutions during the pandemic

27/02/2022

Article by: Great Places

Case Study – Moving Events Online – Virtual Jobs Fairs

In response to the restrictions imposed by lockdown, the Community Investment Team had to adapt the Great Places employability offer. Previously Great Places held regular jobs fairs in different venues, including local community centres. The challenge was to deliver a similar experience for our customers online, providing relevant information, advice and guidance. In December the […]

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Training and support to help customer maintain tenancy

27/02/2022

Article by: Great Places

Case Study – Tenancy Coach Service

What was John’s situation? John moved into his property in June 2020. Previously he’d been living in a campervan on an industrial estate, and before this on a friend’s field in a tin shed with two horses. John’s living situations were the result of a relationship breakdown. John had been in this situation for around […]

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Volunteering

03/06/2021

Article by: Great Places

How volunteering can benefit our customers – Ellen’s story

This week is Volunteer’s Week (1-7 June 2021), and at Great Places, we want to recognise volunteers for the fantastic contribution they make to our communities as well as share how volunteering impacts the work we do as an organisation. Great Places’ social purpose ethos means we exist to support some of the most disadvantaged […]

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