The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has commissioned research from the London School of Economics and the universities of Bristol, Lancaster and Northumbria into whether community-led housing plays a role in combating loneliness. As part of this research, they are conducting an online survey of individuals involved in CLH, which will gather information about how residents and members interact, and about respondents’ experience of neighbourliness and loneliness. Findings will feed into decisions about whether and how central government should support community-led housing. This is a unique opportunity to improve government understanding of these housing alternative models, and we encourage everyone who is eligible to take part.

They would like to hear from anyone who:

– currently lives in any form of community-led housing
– has ever lived in community-led housing—even if they don’t any more
– is involved with a CLH group but doesn’t live there
– used to be involved with a CLH group—even if they aren’t any more.

You can take the survey, and read more details about the research, here:

Can community-led housing tackle loneliness?