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We can provide a comprehensive development service to groups. This includes:

  • full project management services from inception to occupation
  • land negotiation and bids
  • funding and lending support
  • financial viability and planning; procurement of contractors and other advisors
  • crisis management and problem solving

People Powered Homes has a pool of highly skilled Community Led Housing advisors available, who work with organisations and groups from across the UK. 

Our Associates

In addition to our staff we have a number of Associates who work for us. All our Associates are suitability qualified people who have experience of working on people powered housing. 

Josh Lawson

Josh is a Community Led Housing Advisor at People Powered Homes. He completed his CLH Adviser accreditation in 2019 and has lived and worked within housing and worker co-operatives over the last 5 years, and qualified as a registered community share practitioner in 2020. Outside of work Josh enjoys working with wood, fermenting food, and being outdoors.

Andy Lloyd

Andy Lloyd is a CIH Accredited Community Led Housing Adviser affiliated to the Community Land Trust Network. Andy works two days a week for People Powered Homes as well as supporting other hubs in the north of England.

Peg Alexander

After over 25 years at a senior level running charities and working in senior policy/ development roles the public sector , Peg has worked in community led housing for the last 2 years. She combines this with another career as a presenter and journalist on TV, radio, podcasts and live events including zooms.

Claude Hendrickson

Claude is the lead on our Cohesive Communities work.

He was the project manager on the Frontline community self build scheme in Leeds, which saw 12 unemployed African Caribbean men and their families build new homes for themselves. He has remained a passionate advocate for BAME & minority groups in terms of Community Led housing, and training/employment. 

Claude brings knowledge and experience of working with BAME groups across the city as well as research and publication skills to help with this project. 

He was commissioned in 2016/17 to produce a 10 year strategy for Leeds City Council (LCC) around self-build, custom build and community led housing. That report informed LCC’s housing strategy. 

James Neward

James runs designdwell, a design studio specialising in low carbon architecture and community led projects.. He is an Accredited CLH enabler who works as an Associate with Leeds Community Homes. As Co-founding Director of YorSpace, James has first hand experience of CLTs, Co-operatives and Co-housing. James likes running, cycling, climbing and long walks with his dog, Barney.

Imelda Havers

Imelda has worked with local communities for twenty years developing and delivering mixed-use regeneration in neighbourhoods across the UK. Based in York, she has a strong interest in community-owned assets and how they can drive the revival of local communities. Imelda is a Community Led Homes Accredited Adviser.

Become an associate

We need a bank of suitability qualified associates to be available to work for us – either working with groups or doing work for us directly.