Living in your community

Live stage

Once you have created the homes, managing, maintaining and living in them is possibly the most important stage. If you can do this well, your group will succeed for years to come.

Below is a list of considerations for managing your scheme:

  • Running your group
  • Managing the homes
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Lettings and sales
  • Rents and service charges
  • Complaints

Please talk to us for more information at this stage.

Below we have sourced some valuable resources and guides which look at various aspects of the ‘Live’ stage.

How to manage communal facilities

The Confederation of Cooperative Housing has a useful guide. Read their story to see how they manage communal facilities long term.

Becoming a social housing provider

The Confederation of Co-operative Housing has a case study on how Calder Valley Community Land Trust became a registered social housing provider.

How does community led housing transform lives?

Listen to a local family in Hudswell, North Yorkshire who were able to stay in the heart of the community they loved with the help of a community led housing project.

Getting to grips with governance and good management of your community led housing project.

The Confederation of Co-operative Housing has a helpful management and governance guide for more information on long term sustainability.

Working with a housing association

Community Led Homes have developed a guide to partnering with a housing association.

Inspiring stories

New Ground Co-housing community in London

To see a successful project in action, watch this video by New Ground Co-Housing. New Ground was the first senior co-housing scheme completed in the UK. The £7.8m development was ‘enabled’ by the Hanover Housing Association on behalf of a group of 26 single women aged 50+ who want to mutually support each other as they grow older. Each resident has their own bespoke apartment; 17 of the homes are privately owned; eight are for social rent.

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