The chicken or the egg dilemma

"By encouraging community members to build their own houses they will not only meet their housing needs but they will develop a capable and motivated team of residents committed to the ecological aims of the project, working and living together in a spirit of community integration". Our mission is to fight shortage of affordable and sustainable housing in... Continue Reading →

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If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together!

Affordable housing in Manchester is an unsolved problem affecting various communities across the area. More and more  people see the point of community led housing but don’t know where to start.  At the same time, many people don’t see it as possible. Our aim is to show how to do it  and encourage people to "have a... Continue Reading →

The power of human networks.

"The only irreplaceable capital an organisation possesses is the knowledge and ability of its people. The productivity of that capital depends on how effectively people share their competence with those who can use it.” Andrew Carnegie, 1835 - 1919 This sentence written long time ago made me think about my role as a community organiser... Continue Reading →

Community led eco housing.

My name is Anna and I am a Community Organiser working in Manchester. Over a year ago I set up community centre and Polish library at Welcome Centre in Cheetham Hill in North Manchester. Since 2012 as part of my role I have been listening to people in the community. I listened about people's ideas, dreams... Continue Reading →

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