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Carrianne Plumlife

20/05/2020

Carrianne is living the Plumlife!

Shared Ownership is one of the most affordable ways for people to get the home of their dreams. And our shared ownership partners Plumlife are helping people, even in these difficult times, to makes peoples’ dreams come true. Read her story HERE

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

18/05/2020

We’re supporting Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. We believe that mental health is everyone’s business. That’s why we’re supporting Mental Health Awareness Week (run by Mental Health Foundation) as it’s important to us that our customers feel looked out for during these challenging times. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve […]

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Forge new homes

12/05/2020

Forge New Homes submits planning on first site

Forge New Homes, the recently formed partnership between five Sheffield housing providers including Great Places, has exchanged contracts on its first site a 98-home development in Pilsley, North East Derbyshire. Forge New Homes has submitted plans for the new homes on the seven-acre site, close to Clay Cross and Chesterfield. This will be a mixture of […]

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World War Two Crest

07/05/2020

Tommy’s memories of World War II

Great Places is proud to be celebrating VE Day. We’re working in partnership with other housing providers to make sure that our residents and colleagues have the chance to join in on the celebrations. One of our Manchester-based residents, Tommy, has been in contact with us to share some memories of what it was like […]

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Donation

05/05/2020

Blackburn Hub are cooking up a storm

Our recent £25,000 donation from Countryside Properties, one of our development partners, is set to make a big impact in our communities. Alongside our £2000 donation to The Welcome Community Centre in Knutsford, we’ve donated a further £2000 to Blackburn Hub as part of our efforts to ensure we’re financially supporting organisations across all regions […]

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Spirit of Salford

04/05/2020

Great Places backs Spirit of Salford scheme

GREAT Places has donated £4,000 to the Spirit of Salford scheme which is providing a lifeline to the people of the city. The 24,000-home association has been working closely with Salford City Council to support their response to the pandemic crisis since early March. The Spirit of Salford is providing a dedicated helpline for people […]

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The Welcome Centre - a hub for everyone

01/05/2020

We’ve donated £2,000 to support The Welcome Community Centre’s response to Coronavirus

We’ve given a much-needed cash donation to The Welcome Community Centre, based in the heart of the Longridge and Shaw Heath neighbourhoods in Knutsford. Our history with The Welcome dates back many years and we have been a long-standing partner of the work they do within the local community. Our Head of Neighbourhoods GM South, […]

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Customers supporting

01/05/2020

Dynamic duo provide vital lockdown service

A BIG-HEARTED pair of Great Places tenants from Earby have cooked up a scheme that has become a lifeline for vulnerable people during the pandemic lockdown. Jess Lomas and Claire McGlone have adapted their catering business into a food delivery service, delivering as many as 70 delicious and nutritious meals across Earby and Barnoldswick twice […]

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Sure Maintenance

30/04/2020

Great Places switch to Sure for its new gas contract

From 1 May 2020, Sure Maintenance will replace Great Places’ current contractor and be responsible for carrying out the gas and heating servicing, maintenance and repairs in your home. Customers will not need to do anything differently because of the switch. To report any gas repairs and maintenance issues you can continue to contact us […]

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