RUSS has set up a School of Community-led Housing offering individuals, community groups and housing professionals the chance to learn from RUSS’s many years of experience and gain information about how to set up a community-led housing project. The School offers workshops which are interactive, with exercises designed to stimulate discussion around the issues of community-led housing.

RUSS doesn’t have all the answers but it has found creative and robust ways to gain access to land on which to build, and is keen to share its learning and inspire others. The workshops also are a great opportunity to meet others interested in joining or forming community housing groups.

Saturday 28 September, 2019
Module 1:
Getting Started…RUSS’s experience of setting up a group
1 day workshop, 9:30am to 4:30pm


Book your place: Getting Started… Module 1

Venue: CDS Co-operatives, 7-14 Great Dover Street, Borough, London SE1 4YR

The format is informal, classroom style, allowing easy interaction and discussion. Teas & coffees provided, bring your own lunch or eat locally.

Module 1 is suitable for individuals or groups interested in setting up a community-led housing project, or wanting to know more about the sector and RUSS’s story and actions. This is a ‘start-up’ level workshop.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction
  • Creating a group
  • Legal structures
  • Introduction to Land
  • Working with Local Authorities
  • Introduction to Project Finance
  • RUSS Right Now


Kareem Dayes, RUSS Founder and former Chair

Emma Gittus, Director at Bringelly, community-led housing project specialist

Anne Kennedy, RUSS School workshop organiser


Read more about RUSS School of Community-led Housing…