Places for People don’t just build houses; they create places. With over 50 years’ experience in the business, they understand what it takes to make a community thrive, today, tomorrow, and in the long term.

Community builders

The Places for People group works with private and public sectors and reinvests 100% of their profits to help local people achieve their goals. So from the start, places work. While others describe this ‘as taking a commercial approach to social outcomes’, Places for People prefer to think of this as an effective way to create sustainable communities.

It’s a ground-breaking approach to housing that is proving to be a winning formula for residents and the communities around them.

Destinations that work for everyone

Places for People create destinations that work for everyone by:

  • Providing affordable housing for all
  • Building a wide range of homes, to rent and buy
  • Creating and maintaining specialist accommodation, specifically for students and older people
  • Providing care and support for people in the most difficult circumstances, including people with support needs, victims of domestic abuse and people battling homelessness
  • Developing and managing leisure facilities
  • Delivering health and wellbeing programmes
  • Offering innovative financial products, so that even people who have been turned down by traditional banks can have financial security

Long-term thinkers

The team at Places for People believe in looking beyond the present to see the big picture. While they appreciate that people and areas change, they are committed to long-term sustainability and know that great placemaking doesn’t happen overnight; it requires careful planning, commitment and an understanding of the longer-term view. This outlook doesn’t just benefit today’s generation; it ensures a brighter future for generations to come.

Social facilitators

Places for People, as the name suggests, is an organisation dedicated to providing homes for people from every walk of life. As a result, they always offer a wide selection and multiple ways to buy a home. So whatever your budget, and whether you’re single, a couple, a family or a group of friends, you’ll find a home that’s right for you.

Future planners

As the housing market changes, Places for People will continue to lead the way in creating places that work for everyone. And whatever the future brings, they will continue to innovate and evolve, ensuring every project becomes a home where people want to live.

People empowerers

The group’s commitment to actively support those around them extends to their own people. This is reflected in a number of high profile industry awards, including:

Investors in People - Gold award
This is the highest award for excellence in people management, achieved by only the top 7% of accredited UK organisations. The team received this in recognition of their work to help staff fulfil their potential.

Investors in People Health & Wellbeing Award
Places for People were awarded this in recognition of their work to foster a happy, healthy workforce.

Jobcentre Plus - Disability Confident Employer
The business was delighted to receive this and remains committed to employing, retaining and developing people with disabilities.

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Places for People: Key Facts 2017-18

  • Number of homes managed up by almost 9% to 198,640
  • Turnover of £754.4m
  • Luminus joined the group in March 2018
  • £187m invested into new homes
  • 2097 new homes built or acquired and 2507 new homes under construction
  • £76m of social return on investment

Our approach to safeguarding

You can download our safeguarding guide for more information