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Great Places and National Energy Action provide customers with financial support and savings advice

Recognising the increased financial pressure the COVID-19 pandemic was going to bring to communities, early in the first lockdown Great Places developed an enhanced partnership with National Energy Action, a national charity who work to ensure that everyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is warm and safe at home. National Energy Action website Customers […]

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More Positive Together


Great Places secures £350,000 of funding to support employment in Lancashire

Great Places has secured three years of European Social Fund grant from the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) to build on the success of our existing MPT (More Positive Together) service in Lancashire. The service is delivered across Lancashire as part of a consortium of 14 Registered Providers and other services – Great Places […]

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Alcohol Awareness Week 2020

Alcohol Awareness Week is a chance for the UK to get thinking about drinking. It’s a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more. The week runs from 16-22 November and the theme this year is ‘Alcohol and mental health’. The week will promote discussion on the link between alcohol and mental health and the […]

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Thrybergh Development in Rotherham


Construction begins on £28m Thrybergh housing partnership development

Raymond Kinsella, our Head of Neighbourhoods for the Sheffield region, recently joined Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Dominic Beck and partners on site to celebrate the official start of work on a £28m affordable housing development in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. The partnership led by energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE will transform two brownfield sites at […]

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Shorrock Lane


Shorrock Lane transformation underway with the arrival of first modular units

The plans to transform a derelict site close to Blackburn town centre into a much-needed new housing development of 16, two and three bed affordable homes for local families are now underway with the arrival of the first modular homes on site. The former Laneside care home site on Shorrock Lane had been left empty […]

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GM Housing First


New partners join the homelessness pilot

Four new partners have been appointed to the Greater Manchester Housing First pilot – for which Great Places is the accountable body – following an exhaustive selection process. In designing the pilot, there was always an intention to add new partners, in order to be able to facilitate responsive commissioning to emerging cohort needs and […]

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Great Places joins early adopters of new housing sustainability reporting standard

Great Places has joined a group of 70 banks, investors and housing providers that have become early adopters of an industry-led sustainability reporting standard

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Double Delight for Plumlife Sales

The Plumlife Sales team has achieved the Affordable Housing Provider of the Year award and received highly commended in the Best Off-Plan Development category for a mixed-tenure development in Salford

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A game changer: the UK’s first LGBTQ+ extra-care housing scheme gets go ahead

Great Places customer Bill Moss from Openshaw Court in Swinton, was one community member featured in a recent article in The Guardian about the UK’s first LGBTQ+ extra care housing scheme. The scheme will look to support older LGBTQ+ people whose loneliness has been exacerbated by the pandemic. In the article, Bill shares his honest […]

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