Different groups make that journey in different ways. Getting some support can be helpful.
There are three sources of such support (resources to provide support are discussed later):
- specific CCLH consultants
- consultants employed to project manage scheme developments, such as architects, chartered surveyors or other built environment specialists
- housing association partner organisations
Some groups may be able to get informal support from existing CCLH organisations. A CCLH scheme may be developed using a combination of these types of support. In a Top Down Meets Bottom Up scheme, the housing association partner should usually provide support to the group to determine how they will provide housing services, but support on initial group development, structures, legal agreements and rules should usually come from a specialist consultant.