We are an organisation made up from people who come together to meet their housing needs under co-operative principles.
Current debates regarding race and ethnic disparities, have been given a sense of urgency because of data arising from the global impact of the pandemic of COVID 19, coinciding with the groundswell of ‘Black Lives Matters’ George Floyd protests taking place all over the UK during the COVID 19 lockdown, that has been followed by the dismantling of statues of former slave owners around the world. These debates have conﬂated issues of race, national identity and race equality, bringing back into focus the treatment of BME communities in the UK over decades and centuries with the profiteering legacy of chattel
BME communities matter – Standing in solidarity with the voicelessEvents around the globe in the last few weeks and months have shown us all the best and the worst humanity. First, we saw the overwhelming compassion, care, and selfless acts by so many, in particular, people working in the frontline in the fight against a deadly virus and keeping the essentials services going that the country needs. Then we mourned for the loss of countless lives – elderly, vulnerable, and disproportionate deaths of people, professionals, and frontline workers from BME communities. Now we are witnessing the anger, anxiety, and solidarity
Video celebrating 30 years of BME Housing... see if you can spot someone we know very well.https://youtu.be/6MRCe60294M
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
All tenants should have received notice for our 2017 Annual General Meeting. Our AGM takes place on Thursday 14th December 2017 starting at 7pm at Imani Offices at 2 The Hayloft, 17 Seely Rd London SW17 9QP.The Annual General Meeting is held once a year, where members can be elected for specific posts that are available.The AGM is also used for the Management Committee to accept the audited accounts and other matters that may have arisen. It is also used as a social gathering where tenants can meet and socialise with other tenants.