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February 2020

Understanding the Garden City approach – Seminars for Councils: Letchworth

February 4, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Spirella Ballroom , Bridge Road, Letchworth Garden City , SG6 4ET

A free seminar for Councils exploring the opportunities to bring forward sustainable new communities within the context of national policy and the Garden City Principles  Across the UK there is a chronic shortage of affordable housing and this housing crisis is damaging people’s life chances. At the same time, much of the new housing being delivered is badly designed and lacks the basic social infrastructure to make these new places into real communities. Meeting the nation’s housing needs will involve…

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Understanding the Garden City approach – Seminars for Councils: York

February 6, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Bar Convent Trust, The Bedingfield Room , 17 Blossom Street , York, YO24 1AQ

A free seminar for Councils exploring the opportunities to bring forward sustainable new communities within the context of national policy and the Garden City Principles  Across the UK there is a chronic shortage of affordable housing and this housing crisis is damaging people’s life chances. At the same time, much of the new housing being delivered is badly designed and lacks the basic social infrastructure to make these new places into real communities. Meeting the nation’s housing needs will involve…

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Framing: Talking about poverty

February 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Manchester

Using our voices to build a movement for change. JRF's and Frameworks' Institute's third Framing conference - focused on the North of England. JRF’s third conference on Framing will take place in Manchester with a specific focus on the North of England. Working with Manchester Church Action on Poverty and Greater Manchester Poverty Action this timely event ask questions such as where can you drive change in the North? How do you feed into national conversations when you want to?…

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Understanding the Garden City approach – Seminars for Councils: Exeter

February 13, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre , Gandy St , Exeter , EX4 3LS

A free seminar for Councils exploring the opportunities to bring forward sustainable new communities within the context of national policy and the Garden City Principles  Across the UK there is a chronic shortage of affordable housing and this housing crisis is damaging people’s life chances. At the same time, much of the new housing being delivered is badly designed and lacks the basic social infrastructure to make these new places into real communities. Meeting the nation’s housing needs will involve…

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Community Ownership: How to Get Started

February 15, 2020
Bristol

From pubs and farms to launderettes and lidos, communities are creating democratically controlled, viable, and sustainable businesses. According to Power To Change, there are 7,800 community enterprises in England alone, and the Community Shares Unit reports over 500 businesses established using community shares in the last 10 years. As public funding recedes and the charity sector shrinks, community enterprises provide a creative way to address local needs, with democratic control by the community at the heart of what they do.…

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Worker Co-ops: How to Get Started

February 22, 2020
Newcastle

We live in a world of increasing inequality, exploitation, and a fixation on growth at all costs. We need new forms of business and there are a growing number of co-operatives that are owned and controlled primarily for the benefit of their workers. This workshop will be a practical journey through the stages of setting up a worker co-op, exploring the different options and decisions you’ll make along the way.

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Understanding the Garden City approach – Seminars for Councils: London

February 25, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: TCPA, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London , SW1Y 5AS

A free seminar for Councils exploring the opportunities to bring forward sustainable new communities within the context of national policy and the Garden City Principles  Across the UK there is a chronic shortage of affordable housing and this housing crisis is damaging people’s life chances. At the same time, much of the new housing being delivered is badly designed and lacks the basic social infrastructure to make these new places into real communities. Meeting the nation’s housing needs will involve…

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Understanding the Garden City approach – Seminars for Councils: Manchester

February 26, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Performance Space, Manchester Central Library , St Peter’s Square , Manchester, M2 5PD

A free seminar for Councils exploring the opportunities to bring forward sustainable new communities within the context of national policy and the Garden City Principles  Across the UK there is a chronic shortage of affordable housing and this housing crisis is damaging people’s life chances. At the same time, much of the new housing being delivered is badly designed and lacks the basic social infrastructure to make these new places into real communities. Meeting the nation’s housing needs will involve…

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March 2020

The power of procurement

March 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Mechanics Centre, Manchester, M1 6DD

An introductory action-focused session on the power of a progressive approach to procurement Book your place → About this Event In this session the specialist CLES trainer will progressive procurement talk you through the five stages of progressive procurement: policy; anchor collaboration; analysis; understanding wider impact; and making procurement accessible. The session will explore a series of real world examples of when each part of the journey has been done particularly well in place and encourage you to consider where…

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Intro to community wealth building

March 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Mechanics Centre, Manchester, M1 6DD

An introduction to the fundamentals and CLES’ latest thinking around community wealth building Book your place → About this Event In this session you will be taken through the five pillars of community wealth building, what they are, what they mean in practice and what it looks like when action is taken on each pillar in a place. This session invites delegates to explore community wealth building in the current UK context and evaluates its key role in developing an…

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