We were excited to launch ‘Foundations of Community Led Housing’ with Future of London last week at Legal & General’s offices. This learning programme is particularly aimed at local authorities and potential development partners, who want to support community-led schemes to strengthen local networks, promote well-being, deliver social value and cater to the aspirations of a growing number of Londoners.
Opening the session with a keynote presentation, Anna Hope shared examples of successful schemes and reflected on and the integral social value they embody.
Chaired by Stephen Hill, our director, Levent Kerimol, joined a panel discussion on the role of local authorities in creating regular opportunities to move forward from ad-hoc one-off examples.
Assistant Director of Housing Strategy at LB Waltham Forest, Jennifer Daothong, reflected on the borough’s experience of working with community led housing groups. Programme Manager for Housing Diversification at MHCLG, Nigel Kersey, outlined the role of the Community Housing Fund in enhancing the capacity of CLH to become a more regular form of housing delivery.
For more information on the programme and notes from the day, visit the Future of London Website
You can also watch all the talks on the Future of London Youtube Channel
Anna Hope from @Eco_motive speaks of the ability of #communityledhousing to address societal challenges (ageing, climate emergency, etc) and the benefits of community agency in place – and how #localgov can support! #clhlondon pic.twitter.com/XIB8MIUWlM
— Maja Luna Jorgensen (@MajaUrb) February 18, 2019
Communities understand their own needs & can deliver their own homes provided councils & private sector are open to co-production. @futureofldn‘s #CLHLondon project starts today with partners & a packed room to explore potential & showcase current schemes. https://t.co/JXEEoWrP7c pic.twitter.com/8IHOn1iR5I
— Oli Pinch (@OliPinch) February 18, 2019
Standing room only @futureofldn #CLHLondon launch today! Inspiration from @Eco_motive, £ & support available from @CLHLondon & @DHCLG and reality and potential from @wfcouncil. Thanks to hosts @landg_homes
— Nicola Mathers (@nicola_mathers) February 18, 2019