The number of Housing Cooperatives that are around are still only quite small in this country compared to other tenures, but like elsewhere growing.
We believe that Housing Cooperatives are the future.
This is not only because of the financial benefits, but more and more people are recognising that Housing Cooperatives open up new and exciting opportunities for closer community living, often with shared recreational facilities and other amenities.
People feel less lonely or isolated as a result, more mentally stimulated and creative as they become able to share activities and respond to each other.
As members of the cooperative, they have a say alongside their neighbours in planning and making decisions about the cooperative’s future in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.
Before you move on - we invite you to take a moment to think about how even more wonderful places Housing Cooperatives could be if built in harmony with the natural habit, as described on the previous page.