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18/09/2020

Our Annual Report 2020 is live

Today we’re officially launching our annual report for 2020. It’s packed full of interesting stories and stats about what we’ve been up to this past year, how we’ve performed and what we have done as a business to grow, adapt and evolve in what has been a hugely significant 12 months. The last year has undoubtedly […]

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Housing Heroes Awards 2020

10/09/2020

Great Places are double winners at the Housing Heroes Awards!

Great Places were double winners at the Housing Heroes Awards today. The awards, which recognise excellence in the housing sector, were held virtually due to the ongoing pandemic and hosted by comedian Jo Caulfield. The Great Places Repairs team won the Development or Maintenance Team of the Year and tenant Stuart Hutton-Brown carried off the […]

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Pride in Aging

09/09/2020

Ground-breaking new artist residency scheme to explore LGBT visibility in older people’s homes

We’re delighted to be taking part in a ground-breaking new artist residency project that will shed light on LGBT people’s experiences of sheltered housing and independent living schemes while looking at how LGBT visibility can be improved in these settings. The Back in the Closet project will see five artists paired with five older persons’ housing schemes […]

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The first resident at Ordsall Scheme with Deputy Mayor of Salford

07/09/2020

Salford’s Deputy City Mayor Welcomes First Resident to new Affordable Housing Development in Ordsall

The Deputy City Mayor of Salford (and Lead Member for Housing & Neighbourhoods), Cllr Tracy Kelly, joined representatives from Great Places Housing Group, Dérive and Watson Homes to visit the first phase of a new affordable housing development at Jane Street, Salford. Delivered by Great Places and Dérive and built by Watson Homes, the new […]

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Royton development starts

02/09/2020

Work starts on £5.5million Royton development

Work has started on transforming a former abattoir into a £5.5million housing development in Royton. Great Places have worked in partnership with Grasscroft Property and Wiggett Construction, to enable delivery of 39 new homes on Edge Lane. The site has been derelict since 2014 when it was last used as the Harvey Ashworth abattoir. The […]

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28/08/2020

Great Places choose Aareon solutions

Great Places Housing Group has chosen Aareon as its provider of housing management software and digital solutions. Great Places has procured Aareon QL ERP solution, 1st Touch Mobile for staff remote working, 1st Touch Self-Service App and 360 Customer Portal for tenant engagement & 360 Contractor Portal for its contractor management. Commenting Aareon’s appointment, Sharon Hayes, […]

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Hate Crime We're Taking A Stand Together

26/08/2020

Don’t suffer in silence – report all hate crime

What is Hate Crime? A Hate Crime is any behaviour that someone thinks was caused by hostility, prejudice or hatred of: Disability (including physical impairments, Mental Health problems, learning disabilities, hearing and visual impairment) Gender identity (people who are transgender, transsexual or transvestite) Race, skin colour, nationality, ethnicity or heritage Religion, faith or belief (including people without […]

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Stuart Hutton-Brown

26/08/2020

Stuart’s aiming for Hero status

Great Places tenant Stuart Hutton-Brown’s career journey has taken him from retail to counselling – but it’s his new career that is giving him the most satisfaction as well as providing an increasingly vital service in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. And his dedication to his new-found calling has been recognised as he has been […]

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Donation

25/08/2020

Great Places supports Oldham’s Community Recovery Fund

Great Places has teamed up with a number of other housing providers in Oldham to help support Action Together’s COVID-19 recovery fund through a £70,000 joint donation. The monetary contribution will mean voluntary groups from across Oldham, who have been working hard to support those in the local community through the pandemic, will have access […]

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