Sanctuary Housing - North

Sanctuary Housing manages more than 12,000 properties in parts of Cheshire, Kingston-upon-Hull, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire.

We have a wide range of homes available to rent or buy and are committed to providing quality homes and excellent services that meet the needs of the local community.

Enjoying their well-maintained garden, a couple smile outside their home in the North.

General rented housing provides affordable homes for people on low incomes. Our rented properties are available at lower rents than the open market.

If you would like to apply to live in a Sanctuary Housing home, please call us on 0800 131 3348 or 0300 123 3511. If you’re already a Sanctuary Housing resident or live in one of our homes in a different area of the country, you may be able to transfer.

Change of circumstances

Should your circumstances change, please let us know by filling in the Change of circumstances form  (PDF 112KB)

Sanctuary Retirement living properties provide high quality accommodation and support services for those aged 60 and over (or 55 and over if registered disabled) allowing residents to live independently in a comfortable, secure environment. Residents have their own accommodation and front door key, with access to a range of additional services, including support from retirement living staff and a 24-hour telecare alarm system.

For further information:

  • For further information about retirement living schemes in the North, please call us on 0800 131 3348 or 0300 123 3511.

A young smiling couple hold their child outside their home in the North.

Sanctuary in neighbourhoods


Our approach to regeneration in Shiregreen is about involving everyone with a positive interest in the neighbourhood: whether they rent from us or own their own home; whether they go to school in Shiregreen, or run a business.

Read our latest Shiregreen Neighbourhood Network Newsletter (Autumn 2016) (PDF 746KB) and our special edition celebrating a Decade of regeneration in Shiregreen (PDF 983KB)

The Shiregreen Award winners in 2016.

The fifth Shiregreen Community Awards in 2016 celebrated the contributions of local heroes and commemorated the 10 year anniversary of Sanctuary in Shiregreen.

The celebration was also dedicated to the memory of the late Harry Harpham, MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hilsborough.

Award winners 2016

Karl Barton Award

Jasmine Goldstraw

Isabelle Kirby

Amelia Wade

Young Achiever of the Year

Karl Green

Laura Penkethman

Stacy Hanson

Good Neighbour

Robert Fletcher

Clare Naylor

Christopher Parker

Outstanding Achievement

Jean Short

Rachel Nunn

Joanne Scaife

Caroline Young

Kath Page Green Fingers Award

Maureen Shipley

Mary Goodlad

Mildred Morgan

David Blunkett Community Safety Award

Margaret Heathcote

Richard Archer

Nicola Kirk

Know a friend, neighbour or volunteer who works hard to make a real difference to Shiregreen? Show your appreciation by nominating them for the Shiregreen Community Awards 2017.

Unsung heroes

The awards celebrate community champions across Shiregreen. Local people are invited to nominate shining stars in six categories:

  • The Karl Barton Award

For positive community action made by young people aged 10-16 living in Shiregreen.

  • Young Achiever of the Year

For 17-25 year olds who have made a great contribution to the community and raising the profile of young people in the area.

  • Good Neighbour

Nominate your neighbour, or someone you know who lives in Shiregreen, who goes the extra mile to make a difference for the person next door.

  • David Blunkett Community Safety Award

Recognition for those who help to make Shiregreen a safe and friendly place to live.

  • Sporting Hero

For a person who has made an outstanding contribution to local sport. Open to players, coaches, officials and volunteers.

  • Kath Page Green Fingers Award

Acknowledging the people who stand out in transforming gardens or public spaces so everyone can enjoy them.

Nominate now

Submit your nominations through our online form by the closing date of midnight on Friday 20th January.

Glittering ceremony

Shortlisted nominees will join local VIPs and residents at a ceremony on 24th February 2017 at Tankersley Manor.

Love Sport logo

Our exciting Energise Shiregreen initiative is designed to inspire residents aged 14 and over to take part in local sport and physical activity sessions in Shiregreen.

To find out what's on, download the Energise Shiregreen Timetable (1MB).

Shiregreen Garden Competition 2015

Winners announced

Our annual garden contest invited budding Shiregreen gardeners to show off their green-fingered skills, for a chance to win a £30 National Garden gift voucher.

To mark the competition's eleventh year, three new categories were introduced: Best Individual Garden, Best Edible Garden and Baskets, Pots and Small Spaces.

This year, our independent panel of judges were amazed by imaginative floral landscapes and the bold colours on display. We were really impressed by all the entries and would like to say a big thank you to all residents for taking part.

Shiregreen Garden Competition winners with BBC Radio Sheffield presenter Neil Grant and Neighbourhood Partnerships Manager Melanie King.

Here are the winners of our eleventh Shiregreen garden competition 2016:

Best Individual Garden - Richard Wilson

Best Edible Garden - Valerie Baker

Baskets, Pots and Small Spaces - Susan Clarke

Celebration event

BBC Radio Sheffield presenter Neil Grant - the host of a Sunday morning gardening phone-in show - presented £30 worth of gardening vouchers to each of the winners at Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre to mark their achievements.

This competition was funded by Sanctuary Group’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.

Grace awarded in the Shiregreen Community Awards.

How we’ve helped

  • Invested £12,700 which has paid for a new locally designed and updated website,, a quarterly newsletter which is delivered to 5,000 homes, the installation of a digital hub and two new community noticeboards.
  • Staff have volunteered 125 hours of their time to help co-edit the newsletter.


  • An average of 1,700 hits on each month.
  • One-stop shop for calendar of local events with an average of 16 events each day.
  • Formation of Shiregreen Community Forum, an informal sharing network made up of 42 local groups. The forum meets regularly to share ideas and resources, collaborate on funding bids and celebrate community achievements.

Children playing badminton.

Allan Ogle has lived in Shiregreen for more than four years and is a keen badminton player. He and his friends had an idea to organise a badminton marathon to raise money for the NSPCC, promote badminton as a way of staying fit and healthy, inspire the community and break the world record for the longest badminton doubles marathon.

How we’ve helped

  • Contributed £1,800 to help pay for event sponsorship, equipment costs and promotion.
  • Staff volunteered their time to help organise the event and run the ‘community court’.


  • More than £5,000 raised for the NSPCC and a new world record achieved.
  • A long-term plan to increase sporting participation through badminton and other sports is now in place.
  • Launch of a new badminton club with dozens of residents taking up the sport.

The 231st Shiregreen Scout Group pose for a photograph.

The 231st Shiregreen scout group has one of the biggest followings of any local group or club. The group approached Sanctuary to help with tackling anti-social behaviour and refurbishing the hut. Together we organised a day of community action using Sanctuary’s regeneration partners for help.