We are an organisation made up from people who come together to meet their housing needs under co-operative principles.
Business Planning Training Day Attendance G. Archer K. Mair V. NdohboThompsonRaj Kumar - Facilitator Apologies J. Asade S. Jackson-Cofie Morning Session Investing in Our People - G. Archer What are the benefits and aspiration of a housing co-op? The first part of Gerry’s presentation focused on what are the benefits and aspiration of a housing co-op, referencing a statement of CDS (Cooperative Development Society’s website) the benefits of co-operative housing. http://www.cds.coop/coop_movement/housing-co-operatives-in-the-uk/the-benefits-of-co-operative-housing Using this framework Gerry enabled group to explore how a coop allows its tenants to benefit from financial control, quality of service control, and opportunities for community and social engagement, personal development and become stakeholders in their local community. In the context
Why do Smaller Landlords Matter to Local Communities? Being personally involved in the delivery the provision social housing from the perspective of Imani Housing Cooperative Ltd, a small registered social landlord for over 30 years based in Wandsworth, London, the Housing Plus Academy think tank event in partnership with Trafford Hall (National Community Resource Centre, Chester), and London School of Economics was welcomed as an interesting proposition. At this participation event, the business model of smaller housing associations and its relationship to the local communities they serve could be reflected upon, evaluated, and explored in the context of possibilities for growth in