If you want to have your say about equitable housing join me and Good with Money co-founder Becky O’Connor at the RSA Virtual Coffeehouse event on the 19th June. Usually these events are held in London in the RSA offices so it’s very exciting to be able to take part from Wales. Becky and I will be speaking for ten minutes each and then listening to your questions on equitable housing. Looking forward to hearing what you ask and how we can support each other creating more affordable housing throughout the UK. I will be representing the view from Wales and the Wales Co-operative Centre and will be speaking about community led housing. Becky is looking at a more institutional investment approach. Be interesting to explore the intersection. The event is free and open to all but you need to book here.
I live in a housing co-op in Machynlleth, mid-Wales and work as a community housing enabler for the Wales Co-operative Centre. Usually I travel around Wales meeting different community groups who want to create their own housing projects. Now that we’re in lockdown I’m learning how to deliver what I do through other mediums. So over the next few months I’ll be creating some on-line webinars and video content to help people understand what community housing is and how they can do it for themselves. Starting off with this video from my back garden on youtube. Looking forward to meeting you on a zoom webinar sometime soon!
Join us for one of three Home Energy Handbook ‘drop-in’ sessions
17th July 2012 (4-5pm, 5-6pm and 6-7pm).
Garden Room, the WISE building, Centre for Alternative Technology.
Each session is the same, lasts approximately an hour, and includes a brief talk, Q and A and some ‘browse and chat’ time. Refreshments provided.
CAT’s new book The Home Energy Handbook has been described as a ‘manifesto’ for community energy projects but it is also a brilliant practical guide for anyone wanting to save and generate energy in the home. We are offering drop-in sessions at the Centre for Alternative Technology for those who want to find out more about the book and learn more about community energy projects. Sessions will include a brief presentation, a screening of a community energy video and question and answer time with author Allan Shepherd and Information for Action co-ordinators Kit Jones and Sam Saville. Do join us on the 17th July. Normal CAT entry prices apply; free entry if you bring proof of SY20 or SY19 residence. Discounted copies of the book will be on sale.