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There are many organisations able to provide support for community-led housing schemes – at national, regional and local level. All can and do offer support to local authorities and housing associations interested in promoting community-led housing schemes.

National support

The Confederation of Cooperative Housing

National CLT Network

UK Cohousing Network

Locality

Self-Help Housing Network

National Federation of Tenant Management Organisations

Wales Co-operative Centre

Regional support

North West Housing Services, Liverpool 

Co-op Homes (part of the Richmond Housing Partnership) London

Accord Group (Birmingham Co-operative Housing Services and Redditch Co-op Homes)

CDS Co-operatives, London

Communities CAN, Northumberland

London CLH Hub

REACH Hub (North Yorkshire)

Wessex Community Assets 

CLT East

Sussex CLT 

East Midlands Community Led Housing 

Wiltshire CLT

Cornwall CLT

 

Some other support hubs are currently proposed or emerging. The contacts are:

Herefordshire

Nick Sherwood

Oxfordshire

Charlie Fisher

Hampshire

Catherine Kirkham

Brighton & Hove

Helen Russell

Kent

Tessa O'Sullivan

 

New community-led housing hubs are currently being developed in Leeds and Bristol, with Big Lottery funding provided by Power to Change.

Bristol

Keith Cowling

Leeds

Paul Chatterton or Steve Hoey

In addition, ACRE (Action for Communities in Rural England) has a network of 38 Rural Community Councils across England, some of whom are now developing expertise in community-led housing. A full list of ACRE members can be found on their website

Local support

All the national and regional organisations listed above are able to provide local support to individual local authorities and housing associations, either through their own staff, associates or local consultants. Locally-based community-led housing organisations may also be able to offer advice and support; each national organisation has a database of members.

An online National CLH Platform is under development at the time of writing this Toolkit. Once up and running, it will provide a regularly updated one-stop shop for  the community-led housing sector, as well as providing a valuable resource for local authorities and housing associations.

The map below shows the status of CLH Hubs across England at January 2018.

Please click on the map to view its full size.
Last updated in April 2018