Posts about Housing

Co-operation among co-operatives – what co-op housing associations can learn from each other

by Dave Palmer, Co-operative Housing Project Manager, Wales Co-operative Centre The 6th International Co-operative Principal – Co-operation among Co-operatives, states that ‘Co-operatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the Co-operative Movement by working together, through local, national, regional and international structures.’ With this in mind, Glenn Bowen and Dave Palmer from the Wales Co-operative […]

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Co-operative housing in Wales: building homes, creating communities, changing lives

From Tamsin Stirling, Wales Co-operative Centre board member (co-opted) In early October, I was a guest at a co-operative housing workshop facilitated by the Wales Co-operative Centre and the Confederation of Co-operative Housing. The aim of the workshop was to reflect on the progress of the Welsh co-operative housing programme to date and to look […]

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Creatively tackling urban and rural housing shortages in Wales – part 2

From Rachel Marshall, Business and Enterprise Manager, DTA Wales Locality is a national network that helps people to set up locally owned and led organisations, exchanging ideas on community asset ownership, community enterprise and other similar issues. Locality has joined forces with the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) to spotlight new community-led housing developments […]

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Creatively tackling urban and rural housing shortages in Wales – part 1

From Rachel Marshall, Business and Enterprise Manager, DTA Wales Locality is a national network that helps people to set up locally owned and led organisations, exchanging ideas on community asset ownership, community enterprise and other similar issues. Locality has joined forces with the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) to spotlight new community-led housing developments […]

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Newydd Housing Association makes Smart choice with keyless entry

  Newydd Housing Association tenants in Shakespeare Gardens, Rhydyfelin, near Pontypridd, will be among the first in Wales to use their fingerprints to enter their new homes.  The apartments at Shakespeare Gardens are being fully refurbished by Weston Contractors for Newydd, creating a housing co-operative for local people. The Connective Touch SmartPro system is being […]

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Jill Stringfellow and Jane Karagianis at Loftus Garden Village

First co-op resident moves into Loftus garden village

A Newport street dedicated to ‘cooperative housing’, at Loftus Garden Village, welcomed its first resident this month. Jane Karagianis was browsing the usual online property finders when she stumbled across Loftus Garden Village – she had no preconceptions about either the village or co-operative housing, having heard of neither previously.  Now Jane is the first of the […]

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The vulnerable nature of under 35s living in shared accommodation in the Private Rented Sector (PRS)

Shared housing can be problematic for both working tenants and those claiming benefits. Putting a group of strangers together and hoping they will get along is risky.   A new tenant moving into an established shared house can change the dynamics, mixing younger and older tenants, same sex or not, again can be problematic. In the […]

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Tenants come together for Wales’ first urban community housing co-operative

West Rhyl Community Land Trust (WRCLT) and North Wales Housing Association (NWHA) have established Wales’ first urban community co-operative housing project with the support of the Wales Co-operative Centre. Afallon Housing Development West Rhyl Co-operative, which will be based on Abbey Street, will aim to build an empowered community. Yesterday, a forum was held which […]

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Tackling Poverty Fortnight 2016 – Bron Afon Housing

During the first two weeks of February, the Wales Co-operative Centre is running its third Tackling Poverty Fortnight campaign. With the next Welsh Assembly elections looming and the Welsh Government’s current Tackling Poverty Action plan due to end this year, the Centre hopes the campaign will help to support and inform future efforts around these […]

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Tackling Poverty Fortnight 2016 – Newydd Housing

During the first two weeks of February, the Wales Co-operative Centre is running its third Tackling Poverty Fortnight campaign. With the next Welsh Assembly elections looming and the Welsh Government’s current Tackling Poverty Action plan due to end this year, the Centre hopes the campaign will help to support and inform future efforts around these […]

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