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The feeling of “charity” turns into spontaneous, personal solidarity
From an article by NACCOM
You meet refugees who are mums, dads, students, sons, fellow lovers of coffee or old movies… you stop seeing them as refugees and start seeing them as individuals.
A stepping stone between renting and owning
Launching in early 2019, we will see an innovative approach called Unmortgage which will help people progress towards home ownership as they rent.
Creating a full circle solution to homelessness
The Social Bite Village will create an innovative, low cost, safe living environment for up to 20 people for around 12 -18 months. During this time the residents will receive extensive support.
Shelter design can help people recover from homelessness
The interior design of homeless shelters or transitional accommodation can either support or hinder people’s ability to assert control over their future and their self-esteem.
Community-led housing - policy and case studies
From a report by The Commission on Community-Led H
Why and how Councils are enabling and supporting community-led housing (CLH), together with case studies.
From a blog by New Economics Foundation
A community group In North London aims to build 800 homes on a former hospital site, 75% of which will be genuinely affordable to local residents.
A look at community involvement in local planning which can then lead to self-build schemes as well as neighbourhood improvement.
Self-build housing - a win, win, win?
With the housing shortage increasingly acute, groups and LAs around the UK are looking to community self-build as a potential solution.
Housing First - experience of a pilot
A blog by Sarah Walters who works for Shelter Manc
In Manchester, Shelter are running a 2 year Housing First pilot working with people with complex needs. Some results are being seen.
A place to call home?
Joint Public Issues Team
A set of six bible studies for small group discussion focusing on a range of issues around housing.
Empty Homes - Community Solutions: International Perspectives - Birmingham
@Room 429 - Muirhead Tower, Social Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT
Birmingham Univ Seminar. Experts from Spain, Japan and England will provide fresh perspectives on the scope and benefits of community engagement with empty homes to promote regeneration, renewal, skills and training outcomes, new housing supply and sustainable community organisations. Eva Morales will discuss her PhD findings on urban vacancy as an opportunity in Spain, Yoshinobu Kikuchi will discuss the experience of engaging with long term population decline and property abandonment in Japan while Caroline Gore-Booth will reflect on the success of Giroscope from Hull in the World Habitat Awards 2016. Followed by panel discussion.
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