HAPPI Hour - Community-led housing and how it can contribute to tackling loneliness

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  • Thrilling - interesting, exciting, well organised, and particularly brought to life by Alison's lived experience.
  • An excellent blend of lived experience and academic input.
  • Very informative for someone looking at developing a new strategy.

This HAPPI Hour session will:

  • share the lessons and findings from the DLUHC commissioned research and report, 'Those little connections’: Community-led Housing and Isolation (opens new window), undertaken by the universities
  • explore the distinguishing features of community-led housing and co-housing that shape the social and physical connections, such as activities, design and space, and
  • hear the lived experience of residents on how these  features helped foster improved connectedness

What's on the agenda

16:00 – A brief explanation of the HAPPI Hour format – Sally Taylor-Ridgway, Host, Housing LIN ~  @HLINComms (opens new window)

16:05 – Welcome and Chair’s introduction – Jeremy Porteus, CEO, Housing LIN ~ @HousingLIN (opens new window)

16:10 – It’s all about those little connections

16:55 – Q&A and roundtable discussion. We will be joined by:

17:15 – Chair's summary and close  – Jeremy Porteus, CEO, Housing LIN ~ @HousingLIN (opens new window)


Please book your place using the 'book now' button. Attendees will be sent the ZOOM details before the event.

You will be asked to join the webinar 10 mins before the start time to allow for a prompt start.


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