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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


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


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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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


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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Keep Stockport Caring


Great Places has donated £10,000 towards #KeepStockportCaring

The Equity Foundation, on behalf of Great Places, has donated £10,000 to #KeepStockportCaring

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Innovation Chain North Partners


Organisations celebrate as £750m framework announced

Great Places Housing Group has placed social value at the heart of its new £750m Innovation Chain North (ICN) framework of contractors and consultants as the successful organisations on the new four-year framework are announced. ICN has been designed to support delivery of new homes across the north of England, not only to support Great […]

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Malcolm Horrocks


Great Places helps bring Malcolm’s family back together

Great Places knows the importance of family life, and we were delighted to be able to help bring Malcolm Horrocks and his family together. Malcolm and his son Aaron, who suffers from Autism and ADHD, have been reunited and are able to live together thanks to the work of Great Places and its partners. Their […]

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Helping people during the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus has fundamentally changed the way we do business, while trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. We caught up with Greater Manchester Housing First Work Marc Sunderland who revealed how he and the team are helping people while adhering to Government guidelines. A lot has changed recently. As frontline workers, we are used to being […]

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