Formed: 1993 Established: 1993
This page last updated:10/3/2012
Cornerstone Housing Cooperative
West Yorkshire, England,
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Cornerstone has two large Victorian houses in Chapeltown, an ethnically diverse and run-down part of Leeds. Both houses need a lot of ongoing maintenance, and have large gardens front and back, which we variously hang out in, tend, or leave wild—attracting wildlife and producing some food (herbs, fruit and vegetables). Between us there is space for up to 15 members to live, though there are often visitors. Both houses have office space and computer facilities. There is an emphasis on members being socially active, and members are often involved in local and national campaigns on a diverse range of issues, from asylum seeking to radical ecological action to animal rights. Footprint Workers Cooperative and the Cornerstone Resource Centre (providing resources for campaigns) are based in the cellar.
Cornerstone is a member of Radical Routes (www.radicalroutes.org.uk), the UK network for radical co-ops promoting cooperation and working for social change. We encourage investors to take out shares in Rootstock (ww.rootstock.org.uk), investor’s co-op, to support this work and fund new co-operatives.
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: Network of Housing and Workers Co-ops that we are a member of
This page last updated:10/3/2012
Visitor Process: Phone or email us if you want to visit. We are inner-city-based and most of us have jobs or projects that we work on during the day so we will not necessarily be around. However, there's usually someone, and if you like to keep busy, there is plenty of stuff that needs doing like gardening and DIY.
The amount of work and people around varies, but if you want to use the house as a base and contribute whilst visiting Leeds, you are welcome. Make yourselves at home while you're here.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Members are expected to participate in house life and contribute to maintaining the buildings.)
(£1 share to become a member /director of the co-op)
Land and Buildings
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all dinners
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(All joint meals are vegan)
Common Spiritual Practices:
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