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Housing Possibilities at ‘Places Called Home’

The project to establish affordable rented Co-Housing homes in St Margaret’s Hope hosted a free event on Friday 13th of May where people could find out about establishing community led housing in Orkney.

Places Called Home at The St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall, included:

  • Island Development Trusts, who play a key role in sustaining the life of communities.
  • Hope Cohousing Community Interest Company who are focusing on the housing and well-being of older people in Orkney
  • OIC’s Empty Homes Project which is working to reduce the number of long-term empty homes in the county helping to enhance Orkney’s communities and economy.
  • ‘ASPIRE’ whose Covid 19 economic recovery plan for Orkney highlights the critical link between jobs, education and housing.

Hosted by Orkney’s Hope Cohousing project, it was part of the ’Places Called Home’ initiative, funded by Ikea and the National Lottery Community Fund.

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