Assessing the potential benefits of living in co-operative and/or community led housing (CCLH)
A report into the benefits of CCLH, focusing on the experiences of individuals who have lived in a co-operative or community setting.
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In this research, residents living in co-operative and community-led housing (CCLH) schemes identified in their own words a large range of benefits that they have gained from living in their schemes.
- Improved skills
- Increased confidence
- Better physical health
- Improved mental well-being
- A better financial situation
- Less loneliness/isolation
- Greater community feeling
- Increased ability to live in tune with their values and their environment.
Providers interviewed for this research also identified a wide variety of benefits arising from their CCLH schemes.
- Greater ease of letting of properties / reduced number of void properties
- Lower incidences of rent arrears among tenants
- Reduced number of complaints from tenants
- Fewer instances of antisocial behaviour
- Increased levels of resident engagement
- Improved community cohesion.
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“In a world full of social media we sometimes forget that people can still be experiencing isolation and loneliness even though they are ‘connected’ to others. CCLH naturally provides opportunities to; develop friendships, interact with fellow residents, learn new skills, and build confidence and knowledge in a supportive environment. All of which can play an important part in improving a person’s mental health and wellbeing, and addressing loneliness and isolation.”
Lara Ramsay, Director of Inclusive Communities, Wales Co-operative Centre
This research has been commissioned by Communities Creating Homes, which is delivered by the Wales Co-operative Centre, with support from DTA Wales and is funded by the Nationwide Foundation and Welsh Government.
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