- Building for Life
-organisation commited to improving the quality of house design
-has some useful project case studies.
Institute of Housing
-the professional body for people working in housing, whose purpose
is to maximise the contribution that housing professionals make
to the well being of communities.
Trust -founded in 1957
to encourage high standards of planning and architecture, the
trust is concerned with the quality of the built environment
and its impact on people.
- Communities and Local Gernment -The UK government's information about
housing and housing practice.
- Design for Homes
-portal covering all aspects of houdsing design.
- English Partnerships -the national regeneration agency, whose aim
is to achieve high-quality, well-designed, sustainable places
for people to live, work and enjoy.
- Housing Corporation -the body responsible for investing public money
in housing associations.
- Housingnet - UK social and private housing associations.
- Housing Rights Service -an independent organisation working to eradicate
homelessness and poor housing throughout Northern Ireland.
is one of the largest independent social policy research and
development charities in the UK. It supports a wide programme
of research and development projects in housing, social care
and social policy.
National Home Improvement Council
-NHIC represents companies and organisations that work in the
home improvement sector.
-the body that represents the independent social housing sector
in the UK.
Out -a national campaigning
group that lobbies for affordable house prices for first time
buyers and tenants.
Co-housing aims tobalance the
traditional advantages of home ownership with the benefits of
shared common facilities and connections with your neighbours.
Each household has a complete private home but also jointly owns
and has full access to extensive community areas which are integrally
designed for daily use. The concept of Co-housing was developed
in Denmark in the 1970s by people disenchanted with modern urban
-a directory of groups in the UK plus useful information on establishing
a scheme from decision making to sources of finance. Essential
reading for anyone interested in the subject.
- Bristol Co-Housing -a co-operative that aims to create a mutually
supportive, socially inclusive community of 36 homes in Bristol.
- Rootstock -social investment society set up
as part of of the Radical Routes network of co-operatives -useful
info source on sustainable landuse and communal housing.
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