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Finance

Coordinator: Rob Harrison   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gardening

Coordinator: John Pugh  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maintenance

Coordinator: Shelagh Murphy  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Membership

Coordinator: Kath Bird  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Networking

Coordinator: Keith Underhill This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Publicity and Information

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Committee

Current Committee members 2016/17

Chair

Rob Harrison

Members

Shoshanah Cohen, Paul Fitzgerald, Lee Fullwood, Rob Harrison (chairperson), Pauline Smit, Laura Patryas, Lee Fullwood,

Secretary

Keith Underhill

Treasurer

Pauline Smit

GM Chairperson

Keith Underhill

Deputy GM Chairperson

Kath Bird

Bookkeeper

Phil Boast

This list correct at 19th May 2016

Committee meeting - 1st Tuesday of the month - 6.30pm - Office Meeting Room

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History

Homes for Change Housing Cooperative Ltd. and Work for Change Ltd. have developed one of the flagship schemes of the redevelopment of Hulme, a district which until a few years ago was one of the largest deck access estates in Europe.

Homes for Change has worked on the basis of seeing the local community as a strength rather than a problem. It has sought to embrace rather than suppress the alternative lifestyles and open tolerant community that have characterised Hulme at its best. It demonstrates how much can be achieved by community control and is probably the most significant community initiated development in Manchester for many years.   The relevance of the Homes for Change model is not so much the architecture of the buildings, striking as this is, but the process by which it was created. It illustrates that when local people are given a full and informed choice over their environment, the result need not be the blandness which has characterised so much ‘community architecture’.

Governance

 What is a Co-operative Housing association?

A Co-operative is a group of people working together to benefit all of its members equally.

A housing co-op aims to own and manage its own property. Rather than paying rent to someone else, members of a housing co-op are both tenant and landlord as they own a share in the co-op.

Rules

These are the rules that govern what Homes For Change does, how it does it and the relationship it has with its members and that its members have with it.