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Who can claim Universal Credit

18/08/2020

Universal Credit – who can claim?

Universal Credit is a single monthly payment for people in or out of work, the main difference is that your rent will no longer be paid directly to your landlord and will be included in your monthly payment. Many of our customers have made embarked on their journey to make the switch to Universal Credit. Before you […]

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Get ready to switch to Universal Credit

04/08/2020

Start your engines – get ready for Universal Credit

Many of our customers have found the switch to Universal Credit easy, however we know that for some it may seem daunting. We’re on hand to make the transition as easy as possible. Whether you are getting ready for the move to Universal Credit, already claiming it or unsure if it applies to you, the dedicated […]

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STAR in Blackpool with their community support

20/07/2020

Great Places help STAR and Bevan Brittan form Social Value Partnership

Blackpool based mental health support service, Stand Together and Recover (STAR), is receiving expert advice from legal specialists Bevan Brittan, thanks to social value support offered as part of its involvement with Great Places’ Legal Services Procurement Framework. Bevan Brittan responded to STAR’s request for help in securing new premises as part of its plans […]

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Donation

16/07/2020

Great Places launches Community Resilience Fund to support COVID recovery

Here at Great Places, we are committed to supporting our customers and communities and we recognise that the recent COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact across some of our neighbourhoods. Community groups and charitable organisations have been hit the hardest and we want to make sure that we are doing all that we can […]

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Customer Receiving Support

07/07/2020

Sheffield customer flourishes having received help from our Barrier Busting Budget

A Sheffield customer is aiming high after Great Places was able to buy him a laptop to help improve his life chances. The 29-year-old man, originally from Eritrea, has a diagnosis of PTSD from his treatment in his home country and has been in the UK for around a year. The man had been taking […]

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Repairs Team 2020

02/07/2020

Great Places shortlisted for two Housing Hero Awards

Great Places has been shortlisted for two prestigious Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Housing Hero Awards. Our Repairs Team is in the running for the Development or maintenance team of the year accolade, while Great Places customer, Stuart Hutton has been shortlisted for the coveted Tenant Innovator award. Stuart’s shortlisting is in recognition for his […]

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Employability Day 2020

25/06/2020

We’re celebrating National Employability Day 2020!

This Friday marks the fifth annual UK Employability Day and here at Great Places we want to raise awareness of how we can support you to break down barriers that can lead to meaningful employment. Employability Day is the UK’s largest celebration for organisations like us to highlight the support we can offer our customers […]

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Community

16/06/2020

Life in lockdown for the Community Investment Team

At Great Places we put our customers first, and it’s been great to see how different teams across the business have responded to COVID-19 and adapted their ways of working to continue to support our customers. This week we checked in with the Community Investment Team to find out what life in lockdown has been like […]

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Blackpool Foodbank

15/06/2020

Success for Blackpool’s Fighting Fund

Back in April 2020, we donated £5000 to Blackpool Foodbank to help combat hunger at a time where food poverty is on the rise.

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