Training & Employment Case Studies

October 21, 2013 by  
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“Training & Employment Case Studies”

Here are a number of case studies describing how community led housing organisations have set up training schemes and created employment opportunities, in the process of renovating empty houses:

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Video Of Phases’ Brockley Grove Project in South East London

October 21, 2013 by  
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“Phases Create More Housing In South East London”

Here’s a short video which shows how Phases have worked with their Trainees to bring back into use a property that had been empty for 20 years with funding from the Empty Homes community Grants Programme and Lewisham Council: PHASES Promotional Video

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Habitat For Humanity Creating Homes In Dagenham

December 1, 2012 by  
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Habitat for Humanity are working on a property, that has been abandoned for ten years,
with funding from the Community Grants Programme to create new homes in Dagenham
Read more here….

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Model lease now in document bank.

June 11, 2012 by  
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A model lease for use with a private owner has been added to the Document Bank. This is a full repairing lease.

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Phoenix Housing Co-op Bring Voids Back Into Use

January 18, 2012 by  
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(Source: Inside Housing)

Phoenix Housing Co-operative, based in Hackney, has almost completed the renovation of a disused property in Bow, Tower Hamlets, to provide studio flats for some of its members.

Under the co-op’s housing plus project, the Spey Street property, which was left empty for over five years, has been converted into nine studio flats for single people on low-incomes. The six-month renovation process began after they signed the lease in July last year.

Phoenix are hoping to find other properties for similar projects and will be bidding for the HCA Empty Properties Fund to support this work.

Read more about Phoenix and their work here.

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Model Constitution For An Unincorporated Informal Association

September 21, 2011 by  
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A simple model constitution for any new organisation that wants to quickly put in place a proper constitution for an unincorporated organisation, without incurring any costs. Read more about it here…..

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Bow Arts Trust’s Live/Work scheme

September 15, 2011 by  
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” Bow Arts Trust’s  Live/Work scheme  is a unique initiative offering artists ac­cess to affordable short life Live/Work spaces, using vacant housing owned by a local housing association  The project is designed to support artists and promote culture within communities”.  Read more about it here…..
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Housing Action Saxmundham

June 21, 2011 by  
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Housing Action is a social enterprise working across Suffolk and Norfolk in the East of England, supporting and housing both individuals and families most in need.  It is pioneering a number of innovative and cost effective ways of bringing empty homes back into use. click here to read the case study.

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HACT – Golden Projects Competition

August 30, 2010 by  
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To celebrate HACT’s Golden Jubilee, they are running a competition called Golden Projects – a chance to turn a golden idea into reality. They want to support project ideas from tenant, managers or frontline workers that will improve the wellbeing and living conditions of vulnerable people. The projects must be backed by a social housing provider.

10 entries will get the opportunity to become HACT’s pilot projects – with pump priming of £5K per project, expert support and widespread promotion. A larger award of initially £30K will be available for 2 to 3 of the pilot projects to really take off in 2011.

To participate, read the full information pack on http://hact.org.uk/golden-jubilee/golden-projects and send in your project proposal by 4 October 2010.

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Hackney Council tackles empty homes

May 6, 2010 by  
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London Housing News reports that Hackney Council has been taking action to bring empty properties back into use:

“The council has helped create 221 new homes from empty properties in the borough in the past two years, for renting by those on the council’s housing waiting list, and has also recruited a dedicated officer to work on the issue.

Grant funding worth several thousands of pounds is available through the council for landlords wanting to return empty properties into use for renting, and owners, neighbours, developers and estate agents should make contact to find out more about available options.”

Full story here.

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