The community led housing sector recently saw the launch of Community Led Homes which provides funding, hands-on support and resources for anyone involved in the community led housing sector.
Community Led Homes is a partnership project between the National CLT Network, Locality, UK Cohousing Network and the Confederation of Cooperative Housing.
Face-to-face support can be really valuable and most of the community led housing projects that have succeeded to date have done so because they have worked very closely with an Enabling Hub or a community led housing adviser.
What is a hub?
Enabling hubs are regional organisations that provide one-to-one support to groups. The evidence shows that when an enabling hub exists, the more community led homes are built in the vicinity.
Enabling hubs will:
• provide professional support and funding that will help you to progress your project more quickly
• introduce you to professionals such as architects, planners and surveyors
• Put you in touch with local authorities and other potential partners such as housing associations and developers
• Arrange peer-to-peer sessions where you can network with other community led housing groups.
No local enabling hub, don’t worry
There is an extensive network of advisers across the country who are able to provide you with the same professional support and guidance that you’d receive from an enabling hub. If there isn’t a local enabling hub in your area contact us and we will be able to help.