Housing Co-ops Study Visit
Learn – Meet – Explore – Eat – Co-operate
Co-ops are a tried and tested route for Community Wealth Building. Everyone is welcome to learn from co-ops in Liverpool, including Granby Community Land Trust, North West Housing Services and Naked Lunch cafe.
Study Visit Schedule
From 12 noon at Naked Lunch, 431 Smithdown Road L15 3JL
An Independent co-operative café. Financed with the help of crowdfunding of community shares in 2016. Optional! Make a meal of it and buy your own food and drink.
2 - 3:30pm at Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust, Beaconsfield St, L8 2UU. 10min walk or car lifts.
Hear from local residents and supporters who fought off demolition and private development, won the Turner Art Prize 2015, hold regular street markets and are renovating 10 affordable properties in their streets. Watch their video.
4 - 5:30pm at North West Housing Services, 19 Devonshire Road L8 3TX
Get the background to Nwhs who have developed dozens of housing co-operatives and social enterprises and provide professional services to enable members to retain control. Formed in 2006 as a co-op of co-ops.
Study visit participants may join and leave the schedule, as wished. All venues are wheelchair accessible.
Who should come?
This study visit is arranged as a result of conversations in Wirral, Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester with residents, community and housing activists and Labour/Co-op Party members. You are welcome if you are interested in community-led regeneration, co-operative housing, community wealth building or alternatives to profit-driven housing developers.
How to book your place
Places are limited to 24 people to ensure time for tailored questions. First come, first served. Please book your place at https://housingcoops.eventbrite.co.uk
To cover the costs of high quality service, we are asking for donations as follows:
- £ 1 – for refugees, under 21s or unemployed
- £ 5 – low waged
- £15 – medium income eg if you pay income tax
- £39 – high income
- £49 – delegate from an organisation
Donations include all study visit organising, speakers, tea and homemade cake, fruit, Granby Turner Prize catalogue and local history book (£4.50 retail). Donations also cross subsidise free and reduced places for those that need it.
Where possible, car lift shares will be organised to keep participants’ costs low. Book now!