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20/02/2024

Article by: Great Places

Brewing Opportunities with Great Places

Great Places launches Barista training initiatives, aiming to foster skills development and create meaningful opportunities for our communities.

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19/02/2024

Your rent booklet is on the way

Look out for your rent booklet over the next few days.  Most rents will go up by 7.7% from 1 April 2024. We set our rents using Government guidance. To calculate the increase, we use the September 2023 Consumer Price Index plus 1%. This means they usually go up by slightly more than the rate […]

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MPT Steps final mentor event

19/02/2024

More Positive Together closes after making a Great impact

The More Positive Together (MPT) and MPT Steps programmes closed at the end of 2023 after six years helping people across the county – and Great Places were a major player. The projects were aimed at enhancing the skills and employment prospects of residents in some of Lancashire’s most deprived areas. The programme was delivered […]

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16/02/2024

Article by: Great Places

Empowering through an outfit: Our work with The Working Wardrobe

Through a chat with Natasha Bernard (Working Wardrobe), we get to know more about this initiative to transform lives through the provision of professional attire.

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08/02/2024

Article by: Great Places

Our journey with Emmaus Salford towards community wellbeing

In Salford, the collaboration between Great Places and Emmaus Salford has become a vital source of support for the local community.

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08/02/2024

Implementing Awaab’s Law – How you can have your say

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has opened a consultation around the timeframes which social landlords must follow when investigating and fixing any reported health hazards in their homes.

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01/02/2024

Work starts on new Riverdale Park development in Doncaster

Great Places has started work on 50 new affordable homes in Doncaster as part of a major redevelopment scheme in the area. The homes are a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom houses and will be delivered in partnership with Harworth Group and partly funded by Homes England and will provide much-needed affordable housing to […]

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30/01/2024

Free five day DIY and home maintenance training for women

To celebrate International Women’s Day in March we are offering a free five day DIY and home maintenance training for women. Are you female, over 18, unemployed or on low income? Learn skills including joinery, plumbing, plastering, tiling and more. Receive mentoring and career advice, the chance to gain a CSCS card, and access to […]

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30/01/2024

Rents are changing from April 2024

Every April, rents change across the country. We set our rents using Government guidance and to calculate the increase, we use the September 2023 Consumer Price Index plus 1%.  This means that rents usually go up by slightly more than the rate of inflation.  This year, for most of Great Places’ Neighbourhoods and Independence and […]

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