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Lancaster Cohousing is a project which intends to build a community based upon ecological values and to be at the cutting edge of sustainable design and living. Co-housing is a housing development that balances the advantages of home ownership with the benefits of shared common facilities and connections with your neighbours. Private homes contain all the features of conventional homes, but residents also have access to a common house with shared facilities such as a dining room, an area for childcare, workshops and laundry. The site is based at a derelict riverside plot and the project will involve the development of 40 new-build eco-homes, shared community space and managed business space in a converted factory.
We intend to empower people and support the personal development of disadvantaged individuals, by financing businesses that address specific social objectives. Lending in this sector is to for and not-for-profit employment programmes, youth help centres and integration programmes, among others.