We buy and convert empty offices into homes for people!

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We have a mission – to challenge the pattern of office and commercial buildings standing empty while there is a need for housing, and to promote their use as an efficient alternative to building new homes. These new housing projects will provide secure, affordable housing to people who struggle to find adequate housing through the private and commercial property rental market.

These are some of the people making this happen now:

Tony Crofts

(Director/Founder)

Writer and social campaigning activist, Tony Crofts is a Quaker who founded Stonesfield Community Trust in 1983.

Elinor Kershaw

(Project Manager)

Trained in sustainable design, environment and social sustainability, Elinor has worked with several community organisations. She is also a Quaker.

Chris Askew

(Architect)

Chris has over twenty years’ experience, working for local charities, land trusts and community enterprises. He is also involved in local sustainability and poverty action groups.

Charles Gamble

(Secretary)

An engineer, company owner and businessman with a wealth of experience in commercial renewable power generation internationally, business development and marketing.

Janet Lynch

(Director and Treasurer)

An accountant, now retired, who has extensive experience working at national level on the finances of Britain Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers).

Jim Kinnaird

(Director)

Co-founder of Mina Road Housing Co-operative. Now a self-employed gardener, he previously worked for 8 years in the Bristol 1 in 8 Community Centre giving advice on benefits and housing to homeless people.

Fran De’Ath

(Director)

Was a peace campaigner in the 1980s and then went to Canada to study Alternative Dispute Resolution. On her return to the UK she co-founded Bristol Mediation, a neighbourhood project. After gaining a degree in International Relations she then worked in various roles in several countries with the United Nations. Fran is also a Quaker.

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"Charities say soaring housing rental costs, unhealthy conditions in homes, and rising levels of homelessness mean UK is in violation of UN commitment on homes."
– Guardian,
28 April 2015
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