• Lead Member Croydon Council
  • Participating Members Cardiff Council, Croydon Council, Locality, Oldham Council, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Year 2018
  • Status Policy Labs

Principles met

  • We will promote community-based approaches to economic development that focus on supporting the creation of jobs, social enterprises and other businesses and providing an environment for co-operative and mutual enterprises to thrive.
  • In exploring new ways of meeting the priority needs of our communities we will encourage models, such as co-operatives and mutuals, which give greater influence and voice to staff and users. in designing and commissioning public services and in determining the use of public resources.

About the project

The Housing Commission was set up by the Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network (CCIN), led by Croydon Council, with a practical focus to encourage local authorities to foster co-operative, community-led solutions to the housing crisis.

The Commission has produced a report on why and how councils are enabling and supporting community-led housing (CLH), together with case studies on 12 local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales.

The Commission has collaborated with the Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust’s project to develop a CLH Technical Toolkit for local authorities. This is available on the Community Led Homes website.