Community-led Housing in Wessex: Build it yourself

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Come and learn about the BUILD stage of community-led housing!

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Perhaps you want to renovate or convert something that’s already there or perhaps you want to create new housing entirely through your own efforts. We’ll hear from community-led housing advisors, and successful schemes where the members themselves have done some or most of the work. We’ll hear about self-help, the advantages of ‘sweat equity’ and the intensity of commitment needed.

About the webinars

This webinar is part of a series brought together by the Wessex Community Housing Hub, which takes you through the different stages of developing community-led housing. We’re joined by guest speakers from across the country for this programme, bringing their experience and expertise in community-led housing to share. The webinar is an hour long, and you’ll be able to listen to presentations, ask questions, and get signposted to helpful resources. Our community housing adviser Colin McDonald will be on hand for any questions about setting up a project in the Wessex area.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll be sent the Zoom link with joining instructions. If you’ve registered and can no longer attend, please let us know, and we’ll release your ticket to someone else. The webinars will be recorded and uploaded onto our vimeo account.

Join us with a cup of tea and your ideas!

Who we are

The Wessex Community Housing Hub provides advice and support for community housing projects in Dorset, Somerset and Devon. It is powered by:

  • Wessex Community Assets, an organisation driving change through supporting communities to gain control of local land, spaces, and services,
  • and Stir to Action, a worker co-operative building a new economy based on democratic ownership through workshop programmes, strategic economic development, and a quarterly magazine.

The Wessex Community Housing Hub has been supported with some funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government through the Community-led Homes Enabler Hub programme.

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