Whilst the UK’s housing stock only comprises of 0.6% co-operative housing, the European average is 15% with some countries such as Turkey and Norway having as much as 25% of housing being owned and run by co-ops. This country is one of the few that does not recognise co-operative housing in law. That’s why we have launched the HomeShares campaign, to support the Co-operative Housing (Tenure) Bill introduced by Jonathan Reynolds MP in October.
Following an event in Parliament the previous evening, we are holding a panel discussion in Manchester. Our distinguished panel will be looking at the potential for co-operative housing in the UK, linking in with our Co-operative Councils Network initiative.
Co-operative Housing: a way to address the housing crisis?
24th November, 6:30PM to 8:00PM
Committee Room 1, Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester M2 5DB
- Jonathan Reynolds, Labour & Co-operative MP and campaigner for Co-operative Housing Tenure
- David Rodgers, Chief Executive CDS Co-ops
- Cllr Colin Lambert, Leader of Rochdale Borough Council (tbc)
- Chair: Cllr Sue Murphy, Deputy Leader, Manchester City Council