Great Places Housing Group exists to improve the lives of the people living in our 19,000 homes across the North West and Yorkshire. We are much more than just a landlord, providing a wide-range of services and promoting partnership work to create vibrant, sustainable communities.
The Group, which is supported by approximately 600 colleagues across four regional offices (our Manchester head office, Oldham, Sheffield and Blackpool), encompasses:
Our history traces back to 1972; however, it was the merger of Manchester Methodist Housing Association and Ashiana Housing Association in 2006 that created Great Places Housing Group.
We are one of the fastest growing housing associations in the north of England and our growth is underpinned by a profit-for-purpose business model.
In 2017/18 over £33m was invested in building new homes, with 304 new homes completed in the year and another 523 homes in progress on sites across the North West.
We retain a G1/V1 rating by Homes England and have scooped numerous awards during our journey so far to deliver on our vision and live our values.
Read more about our corporate ambitions for the future.
In line with our Building Greatness philosophy, we strive to be as efficient and effective as possible, and remain a top-quartile performer within the housing industry.
However, we then choose to use a significant portion of our surplus to go far beyond our landlord obligations and realise our vision of Great Homes, Great Communities, Great People.
Click here to view our informative leaflet explaining how we adopted this approach in 2016-17.
Our vision is clear — we are committed to creating:
Our vision is supported by the following core values: