Upcoming events

Wrigleys CLH Bitesize Series: Does your cohousing group need a members’ agreement?

Wrigleys CLH Bitesize Series: Does your cohousing group need a members’ agreement?

Online via Zoom

Starts: Tue 5th July 2022, 11.30 am

Ends: Tue 5th July 2022, 12.00 pm

Free of charge

Join Wrigleys Solicitors for the second webinar in their four part community-led housing...

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Wrigleys CLH Bitesize Series: Public funding in community-led housing: State Aid and Subsidy Control

Wrigleys CLH Bitesize Series: Public funding in community-led housing: State Aid and Subsidy Control

Online via Zoom

Starts: Tue 12th July 2022, 11.30 am

Ends: Tue 12th July 2022, 12.00 pm

Free of charge

Join Wrigleys Solicitors for the third webinar in their four part community-led housing bitesize...

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Wrigleys CLH Bitesize Series: Discrimination in community-led housing: an Introduction to the Equality Act 2010

Wrigleys CLH Bitesize Series: Discrimination in community-led housing: an Introduction to the Equality Act 2010

Online via Zoom

Starts: Tue 19th July 2022, 11.30 am

Ends: Tue 19th July 2022, 12.00 pm

Free of charge

Join Wrigleys Solicitors for the final webinar in their four part community-led housing bitesize...

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Past events

Wrigleys CLH Bitesize Series: Dealing with disputes and conflicts

Wrigleys CLH Bitesize Series: Dealing with disputes and conflicts

Online via Zoom

Starts: Tue 28th June 2022, 11.30 am

Ends: Tue 28th June 2022, 12.00 pm

Free of charge

Join Wrigleys Solicitors for the first webinar in their four part community-led...

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CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Meet-Up

CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Meet-Up

Online via Zoom

Starts: Wed 15th June 2022, 6.30 pm

Ends: Wed 15th June 2022, 7.30 pm

Free

Join Fran Richardson (CLH Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster) and others involved in local Community...

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CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Meet-Up

CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Meet-Up

Online via Zoom

Starts: Wed 18th May 2022, 6.30 pm

Ends: Wed 18th May 2022, 7.30 pm

Free

Join Fran Richardson (CLH Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster) and others involved in local Community...

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Housing and Social Justice: Housing and Health

Housing and Social Justice: Housing and Health

Online via Zoom

Starts: Wed 11th May 2022, 2.00 pm

Ends: Wed 11th May 2022, 3.30 pm

Free of charge

A guided conversation to share information, raise awareness and catalyse action on housing and...

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CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Meet-Up

CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Meet-Up

Online via Zoom

Starts: Wed 20th April 2022, 6.30 pm

Ends: Wed 20th April 2022, 7.30 pm

Free

Join Fran Richardson (CLH Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster) and others involved in local Community...

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CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Meet-Up

CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Meet-Up

Online Via Zoom

Starts: Wed 23rd March 2022, 6.30 pm

Ends: Wed 23rd March 2022, 7.30 pm

Free of charge

Join Fran Richardson (CLH Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster) and others involved in local Community...

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Wrigley’s Community-Led Housing Virtual Social

Wrigley’s Community-Led Housing Virtual Social

Online via Zoom

Starts: Tue 15th March 2022, 5.00 pm

Ends: Tue 15th March 2022, 6.00 pm

Free of charge

Join Wrigleys Solicitors on Tuesday 15 March for their latest virtual community-led housing...

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Housing and Social Justice: Moving to Net Zero Carbon

Housing and Social Justice: Moving to Net Zero Carbon

Online via Zoom

Starts: Wed 9th March 2022, 2.00 pm

Ends: Wed 9th March 2022, 3.30 pm

Free of charge

A guided conversation to share information, raise awareness and catalyse action on what Net Zero...

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CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Meet-Up

CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Meet-Up

Online via Zoom

Starts: Wed 23rd February 2022, 6.30 pm

Ends: Wed 23rd February 2022, 7.30 pm

Free of charge

Join Fran Richardson (CLH Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster) and others involved in local Community...

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Previous years' events

2021

CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Evening Meet-Up

CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Evening Meet-Up

Via Zoom

Starts: Wed 8th December 2021, 6.30 pm

Ends: Wed 8th December 2021, 7.30 pm

Free of charge

Join Fran Richardson (CLH Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster) and others involved in local Community...

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Housing and Social Justice: Focus on Fuel Poverty

Housing and Social Justice: Focus on Fuel Poverty

Via Zoom

Starts: Fri 3rd December 2021, 10.00 am

Ends: Fri 3rd December 2021, 11.30 am

Free of charge

To mark Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, on December 3rd, we...

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CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Lunchtime Meet-Up

CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Lunchtime Meet-Up

Via Zoom

Starts: Tue 30th November 2021, 12.00 pm

Ends: Tue 30th November 2021, 1.00 pm

Free of charge

Join Fran Richardson (CLH Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster) and others involved in local Community...

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North East Community Led Housing Festival 2021

North East Community Led Housing Festival 2021

Online via Zoom, plus a Friday meet-up

Starts: Mon 29th November 2021, 10.00 am

Organised by the North East Community-Led Development Network, the 2021 Festival will, once...

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CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Evening Meet-Up

CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Evening Meet-Up

Via Zoom

Starts: Wed 10th November 2021, 6.30 pm

Ends: Wed 10th November 2021, 7.30 pm

Free of charge

Join Fran Richardson (CLH Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster) and others involved in local Community...

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Community-Led Housing Climate Cafe

Community-Led Housing Climate Cafe

Via Zoom

Starts: Wed 3rd November 2021, 5.00 pm

Ends: Wed 3rd November 2021, 6.00 pm

Free of charge

As world leaders convene in Glasgow for COP26, join Wrigleys Solictors as they host a...

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CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Lunchtime Meet-Up

CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Lunchtime Meet-Up

Via Zoom

Starts: Tue 2nd November 2021, 12.00 pm

Ends: Tue 2nd November 2021, 1.00 pm

Free of charge

Join Fran Richardson (CLH Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster) and others involved in local Community...

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CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Evening Meet-Up

CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Evening Meet-Up

Via Zoom

Starts: Wed 13th October 2021, 6.30 pm

Ends: Wed 13th October 2021, 7.30 pm

Free of charge

Join Fran Richardson (CLH Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster) and others involved in local Community...

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CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Lunchtime Meet-Up

CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Lunchtime Meet-Up

Via Zoom

Starts: Tue 5th October 2021, 12.00 pm

Ends: Tue 5th October 2021, 1.00 pm

Free of charge

Join Fran Richardson (CLH Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster) and others involved in local Community...

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CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Evening Meet-Up

CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Evening Meet-Up

Via Zoom

Starts: Wed 15th September 2021, 6.30 pm

Ends: Wed 15th September 2021, 7.30 pm

Free of charge

Join Fran Richardson (CLH Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster) and others involved in local Community...

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CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Lunchtime Meet-Up

CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Lunchtime Meet-Up

Via Zoom

Starts: Tue 7th September 2021, 12.00 pm

Ends: Tue 7th September 2021, 1.00 pm

Free of charge

Join Fran Richardson (CLH Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster) and others involved in local Community...

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CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Meet-Up

CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Meet-Up

Via Zoom

Starts: Wed 14th July 2021, 6.30 pm

Ends: Wed 14th July 2021, 7.30 pm

Free of charge

Join Fran Richardson (CLH Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster) and others involved in local Community...

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Upskilling Communities & Housing People Most In Need (a Solid Foundations Festival event)

Upskilling Communities & Housing People Most In Need (a Solid Foundations Festival event)

Via Zoom

Starts: Tue 13th July 2021, 3.15 pm

Ends: Tue 13th July 2021, 4.45 pm

Free of charge

The Giroscope project in Hull buys and renovates empty properties to create homes for those in...

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Local Plans, Local Opportunities; Communities Working With Planned Development (a Solid Foundations Festival event)

Local Plans, Local Opportunities; Communities Working With Planned Development (a Solid Foundations Festival event)

Via Zoom

Starts: Tue 13th July 2021, 2.00 pm

Ends: Tue 13th July 2021, 3.00 pm

Free of charge

The cohousing project recently completed at Marmalade Lane, Cambridge, came about when the...

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Planning For Later Life Through Cohousing (a Solid Foundations Festival event)

Planning For Later Life Through Cohousing (a Solid Foundations Festival event)

Via Zoom

Starts: Tue 13th July 2021, 11.20 am

Ends: Tue 13th July 2021, 12.45 pm

Free of charge

Chris Coates, Chair of local group, Halton Senior Cohousing, will also be joining us to outline...

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Providing Community Led Affordable Homes (a Solid Foundations Festival event)

Providing Community Led Affordable Homes (a Solid Foundations Festival event)

Via Zoom

Starts: Tue 13th July 2021, 9.30 am

Ends: Tue 13th July 2021, 11.00 am

Free of charge

Hear from Charles Ainger, Chair of Lune Valley CLT, about their journey to building 20...

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CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Meet-Up

CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Meet-Up

Via Zoom

Starts: Wed 16th June 2021, 6.30 pm

Ends: Wed 16th June 2021, 7.30 pm

Free of charge

Join Fran Richardson (CLH Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster) and others involved in local Community...

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Community-Led Housing Virtual Social

Community-Led Housing Virtual Social

Via Zoom

Starts: Thu 20th May 2021, 5.00 pm

Ends: Thu 20th May 2021, 6.00 pm

Free of charge

Join Wrigleys Solicitors on Thursday 20 May for their latest virtual community-led housing...

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CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Meet-Up

CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Meet-Up

Via Zoom

Starts: Wed 19th May 2021, 6.30 pm

Free of charge

Join Fran Richardson (CLH Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster) and others involved in local Community...

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CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Meet-Up

CLH Groups Network (Cumbria & Lancaster) Meet-Up

Via Zoom

Starts: Wed 28th April 2021, 6.30 pm

Ends: Wed 28th April 2021, 7.30 pm

Free of charge

Join Fran Richardson (CLH Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster) and others involved in local Community...

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Community Led Housing Tackling Affordability (a Cumbria & Lancaster CLH Festival event)

Community Led Housing Tackling Affordability (a Cumbria & Lancaster CLH Festival event)

Via Zoom

Starts: Thu 4th February 2021, 10.00 am

Ends: Thu 4th February 2021, 11.30 am

Free of charge

With house prices and rents often taking a disproportionate amount of personal income to...

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Development Options: Workshop for New CLH Groups (a Cumbria & Lancaster CLH Festival event)

Development Options: Workshop for New CLH Groups (a Cumbria & Lancaster CLH Festival event)

Via Zoom

Starts: Wed 3rd February 2021, 6.00 pm

Ends: Wed 3rd February 2021, 7.30 pm

Free of charge

With input from local Community Led Housing expert Andy Lloyd (CLH Adviser to Leeds Community...

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Community Led Solutions to Empty Homes and Refurbishment (a Cumbria & Lancaster CLH Festival event)

Community Led Solutions to Empty Homes and Refurbishment (a Cumbria & Lancaster CLH Festival event)

Via Zoom

Starts: Tue 2nd February 2021, 10.00 am

Ends: Tue 2nd February 2021, 11.30 am

Free of charge

Planning a new house from scratch is a luxury most of us do not have. How can communities work...

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Building Communities That Work (a Cumbria & Lancaster CLH Festival event)

Building Communities That Work (a Cumbria & Lancaster CLH Festival event)

Via Zoom

Starts: Thu 28th January 2021, 10.00 am

Ends: Thu 28th January 2021, 11.30 am

Free of charge

Isn’t building the houses enough? Kate Skillicorn, Eden District Council Housing...

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Business Planning and Financial Options: Workshop for Active Groups (a Cumbria & Lancaster CLH Festival event)

Business Planning and Financial Options: Workshop for Active Groups (a Cumbria & Lancaster CLH Festival event)

Via Zoom

Starts: Wed 27th January 2021, 6.00 pm

Ends: Wed 27th January 2021, 7.30 pm

Free of charge

With input from CAF Venturesome (part of Charities Aid Foundation) and Triodos as one of the...

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Community Led Housing with Older People (a Cumbria & Lancaster CLH Festival event)

Community Led Housing with Older People (a Cumbria & Lancaster CLH Festival event)

Via Zoom

Starts: Wed 27th January 2021, 10.00 am

Ends: Wed 27th January 2021, 11.30 am

Free of charge

Building homes with older people in mind is often seen as a challenge, implying that as we age...

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Cumbria & Lancaster Community Led Housing Festival

Cumbria & Lancaster Community Led Housing Festival

Via Zoom

Starts: Wed 27th January 2021, 9.59 am

Ends: Thu 4th February 2021, 11.30 am

Free of charge

In an upbeat start to 2021, we’re running a series of information and discussion events to help...

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2020

Wrigleys Community-led housing festive virtual social: what are your aspirations for 2021?

Wrigleys Community-led housing festive virtual social: what are your aspirations for 2021?

Via Zoom

Starts: Tue 8th December 2020, 5.00 pm

Ends: Tue 8th December 2020, 6.00 pm

Free of charge

The Wrigleys community-led housing team warmly invites you to a virtual social for...

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North East Community-Led Housing Festival 2020

North East Community-Led Housing Festival 2020

Via Zoom

Starts: Mon 30th November 2020, 10.00 am

Ends: Fri 4th December 2020, 11.30 am

Free of charge

Due to the restrictions of the current pandemic, the annual North East Community-led...

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Wrigleys Community Led Housing Webinar Series - Community asset transfers

Wrigleys Community Led Housing Webinar Series - Community asset transfers

Via zoom

Starts: Thu 6th August 2020, 11.00 am

Ends: Thu 6th August 2020, 11.30 am

Free of charge

The Wrigleys community-led housing team is delivering a series of bite-size webinars on legal...

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Wrigleys Community Led Housing Webinar Series - Becoming a registered provider of social housing

Wrigleys Community Led Housing Webinar Series - Becoming a registered provider of social housing

Via Zoom

Starts: Thu 30th July 2020, 11.00 am

Ends: Thu 30th July 2020, 11.30 am

Free of charge

The Wrigleys community-led housing team is delivering a series of bite-size webinars on legal...

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Wrigleys Community Led Housing Webinar Series - Demystifying models

Wrigleys Community Led Housing Webinar Series - Demystifying models

Via Zoom

Starts: Thu 23rd July 2020, 11.00 am

Ends: Thu 23rd July 2020, 11.30 am

Free of charge

The Wrigleys community-led housing team is delivering a series of bite-size webinars on legal...

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Wrigleys Community Led Housing Webinar Series - Working with housing associations

Wrigleys Community Led Housing Webinar Series - Working with housing associations

Via Zoom

Starts: Thu 16th July 2020, 11.00 am

Ends: Thu 16th July 2020, 11.30 am

Free of charge

The Wrigleys community-led housing team is delivering a series of bite-size webinars on legal...

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Wrigleys Community Led Housing Webinar Series - Contracting with third parties: Assess and manage risks

Wrigleys Community Led Housing Webinar Series - Contracting with third parties: Assess and manage risks

Via Zoom

Starts: Thu 9th July 2020, 11.00 am

Ends: Thu 9th July 2020, 11.30 am

Free of charge

The Wrigleys community-led housing team is delivering a series of bite-size webinars on...

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Wrigleys Community Led Housing Webinar Series - Maintaining harmony within a community-led housing group

Wrigleys Community Led Housing Webinar Series - Maintaining harmony within a community-led housing group

Via Zoom

Starts: Thu 2nd July 2020, 11.00 am

Ends: Thu 2nd July 2020, 11.30 am

Free of charge

The Wrigleys community-led housing team is delivering a series of bite-size webinars on legal...

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Wrigleys Community Led Housing Webinar Series - Securing your site

Wrigleys Community Led Housing Webinar Series - Securing your site

Via Zoom

Starts: Thu 25th June 2020, 11.00 am

Ends: Thu 25th June 2020, 11.30 am

Free of charge

The Wrigleys community-led housing team is delivering a series of bite-size webinars on legal...

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Community-led housing advice surgery

Community-led housing advice surgery

59A Stramongate The Meeting Room, The Tapestry Museum Friends Meeting House Kendal, CMA LA9 4BH

Starts: Thu 27th February 2020, 10.00 am

Cost - This workshop is offered free,...

A session with legal and professional advisers for active groups with technical queries on...

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Workshop: delivering affordable, low carbon housing in your community

Workshop: delivering affordable, low carbon housing in your community

The Williams Room Coach House Ford Park Ulverston, LA12 7JP

Starts: Wed 29th January 2020, 7.00 pm

These workshops are offered free, as...

CAfS is running two free workshops for anyone interested in delivering affordable, low carbon...

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Workshop: delivering affordable, low carbon housing in your community

Workshop: delivering affordable, low carbon housing in your community

The Williams Room Coach House Ford Park Ulverston, LA12 7JP

Starts: Sat 25th January 2020, 10.15 am

Free These workshops are offered free,...

CAfS is running two free workshops for anyone interested in delivering affordable, low carbon...

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2019

Community Led Housing: Local Support & National Context

Community Led Housing: Local Support & National Context

Glenridding Village Hall

Starts: Thu 18th July 2019, 3.00 pm

Come and join us to meet people who are working on local community housing initiatives and to...

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News

Housing and Social Justice: Health

Housing and Social Justice: Health

26th May 2022

The Health Equity Commission for Cumbria and Lancashire is preparing to present their recommendations to our leaders of Public Health. They see...

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Housing and Social Justice: Moving to Net Zero Carbon

Housing and Social Justice: Moving to Net Zero Carbon

22nd March 2022

On March 9th ACT and the Community Led Housing Hub hosted a successful online event looking at how we move our housing stock towards...

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Checking in with the CLH Groups Network

Checking in with the CLH Groups Network

24th February 2022

Picking up conversation with colleagues in the Community Led Housing Groups Network was fun yesterday! If you want to join our next conversation...

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Previous years' news

2021

Renewed Community Housing Fund Opens For Bids

Renewed Community Housing Fund Opens For Bids

6th September 2021

The moment many of us have been waiting for has arrived! 

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Southey Court Official Opening

Southey Court Official Opening

26th August 2021

The sun shone down on 14th July 2021 for the official opening of Keswick Community Housing Trust’s (KCHT’s) latest achievement – the...

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Solid Foundations with Lancaster City Council

Solid Foundations with Lancaster City Council

14th July 2021

What a packed and inspiring day! At the request of Lancaster City Council, the Community Led Housing Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster brought together...

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Solid Foundations: Community Led Housing Festival

Solid Foundations: Community Led Housing Festival

1st July 2021

SOLID FOUNDATIONS A festival of online events showcasing local and national models of community led...

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Coming Home: A ‘Theological Justification’ for the Church to Support Housing Action

Coming Home: A ‘Theological Justification’ for the Church to Support Housing Action

25th May 2021

The Coming Home report was launched by the Church of England in February this year, setting out the findings of the independent...

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Community Led Housing Groups Network

Community Led Housing Groups Network

17th May 2021

Join Fran Richardson (CLH Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster) and others involved in local Community Led Housing groups at our monthly network meet-ups....

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Ageing in a Rural Place

Ageing in a Rural Place

22nd April 2021

A new report by the Centre for Ageing Better looks at what it’s like living later life in a rural, rather than an urban, setting. It’s an...

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Community Led Housing Festival: A Closer Look

Community Led Housing Festival: A Closer Look

21st April 2021

Celebrating the breadth of motivations and opportunities for Community Led Housing (CLH) in the area, we have completed a series of six inspiring...

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Inaugural Community Led Housing Festival!

Inaugural Community Led Housing Festival!

10th February 2021

The Cumbria & Lancaster Community Led Housing Hub kicked off their very first CLH Festival online on Wednesday 27th January 2021. The...

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Community Solution for Affordable Homes in Kendal

Community Solution for Affordable Homes in Kendal

3rd February 2021

Community Led Housing projects are a practical approach to tackling local housing challenges. The Community Led Housing Hub for Cumbria and...

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2020

Back in Action!

Back in Action!

6th November 2020

Having been furloughed for a few months over the summer, the work of the Community Led Housing Hub has now restarted. We are working hard - like...

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New Study Highlights the Value of Community Led Housing

New Study Highlights the Value of Community Led Housing

6th November 2020

Recent independent research has highlighted that Community Led Housing projects have a ’medium to high’ value for money rating, which is great...

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Planning for the Future Consultation

Planning for the Future Consultation

6th November 2020

At the end of October, the latest round of consultation on reforms to the English planning system closed. The 'Planning for the Future' White...

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Building on Success

Building on Success

3rd July 2020

In early spring the Community Led Housing Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster hosted a series of successful events and continued reaching out to groups,...

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Low Carbon Community Led Housing

Low Carbon Community Led Housing

4th March 2020

With thanks to our partner - Cumbria Action for Sustainability - the Hub offered two events in January for groups and individuals to find out how...

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Next Phase for Community Led Housing Hub development

Next Phase for Community Led Housing Hub development

4th March 2020

As we go to press the Community Led Housing (CLH) Hub for Cumbria and Lancaster sees the end of i's first year, and steps into another exciting...

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2019

Cumbrian Communities Taking Action on Housing

Cumbrian Communities Taking Action on Housing

30th November 2019

Across Cumbria, volunteers are taking steps to meet the future housing needs of their communities. Distington, Levens and Ulpha are among around...

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A Planner’s Guide to Community Led Housing

A Planner’s Guide to Community Led Housing

21st November 2019

Supporting Local Authority Planners to work effectively with communities is an important part of strengthening the Community Led Housing (CLH)...

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