Community led housing workshop: the build stage

The purpose of this workshop is to get people inspired and share stories about the building stage of community led housing. We will be show casing four inspirational groups from across England as they provide information and examples of how they brought their project to life.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for anyone wanting to gain a better understanding of the ‘build’ stage of a community led housing project and hear some first-hand experience from those developing a scheme. Perhaps you are just starting out and what to see what it might look like or perhaps you are in the planning and preparation stage and want to see where this will all end up.

What will you learn?

In this session will hear from a range of different projects with different sizes and spectrums from across the country to gain an insight into the challenges and opportunities that come with the building stage of a project.

Andrew Bibby will be coming to speak from Calder Valley Community Land Trust where they work with the people of Calder Valley to hold property and create sustainable and affordable homes in vibrant communities.

From Broadhempston, Hugo Davis and Geoff Dowson will be chatting about their project and vision to enable local people to self-build their own affordable eco-houses.

David Fredrickson will be speaking to us from Youlgrave Community Land Trust as they work with the Peak District Housing Association to hold and maintain assets for the benefit of local residents in Youlgrave and the Bradford Valley.

Finally, from LILAC homes learning hub in Leeds, Eden will be talking about their local co-housing community of eco-build households, managed by the residents.

After the speaker presentations, there will be a Q&A session. We think it’s important to demonstrate success and therefore we include speakers with lived experience of the community led housing process, many of whom are now living in the homes they helped create.

What attendees of previous workshops have said:

“Informative and inspiring workshop, great to hear from someone who has already been through the process.”

“I found tonight’s workshop really informative, well run and very well presented. My thanks go to all involved in facilitating the meeting.”

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