We are excited to be hosting this side event during COP26 in Glasgow next week.
We see this event as integral to furthering the aims and trajectory of our Empty Spaces to Homes Coalition which has been formed in partnership with M&G together with a host of public, private and voluntary sector organisations. It will also enable us, as a Charity, to further our positive environmental and social impact.
The ‘Empty Spaces to Homes’ Campaign we have embarked upon has, and is continuing to, draw like-minded organisations from across all sectors, with a common aim of refurbishing empty and underused commercial property to achieve social value in the form of new affordable homes for local vulnerable individuals and groups. The event will showcase our pilot project in Barking (completed 2019), and the growing Programme in East London together with other relevant examples of HFH projects from elsewhere in Europe - Our REELIH project, for example, has focus around residential energy efficiency in low income households and seeks to tackle the issues of energy inefficiencies across many countries. Our hope is to also connect with more likeminded organisations and garner support around our Coalition aspirations.
In partnership with The Green Register and Glasgow’s own Agile City, we will be digging deeper into the ‘real world’ issues of environmentally sound retrofit. HFH’s ‘learning by doing’ approach to projects means we can analyse current practice and implement further enhancements to how we deliver building projects that have positive environmental impact alongside the social benefits achieved for those in need of secure, decent, affordable homes.
We’d love you to join the conversation and look forward to welcoming you digitally or in person at this timely and topical event – Just scroll down and click to join!