Homebaked Community Land Trust lies on the boundary of Everton and Anfield, just opposite Liverpool Football Club. We are a growing group of local residents who have been working together since 2012 to shape the place where we live and work in community ownership.
Starting from having saved our iconic neighbourhood bakery from demolition and supported our first tenant, Homebaked Bakery, to develop into a thriving community business, we are now transforming the adjacent terrace into environmentally sustainable, quality homes and commercial spaces at genuinely affordable rent. By regenerating our high street 'brick by brick and loaf by loaf', we will be using money spent in the neighbourhood to benefit our communities.
Our work is based on the simple belief that we all deserve to live well; for us that means making sure that the homes and spaces we create together are high quality and kept affordable to the people who live and work here - not just now, but also for future generations. We believe that living well includes access to an environment that provides good jobs, great food and welcoming spaces to meet, share stories, learn and celebrate.
In the latest in our 'Meet the CLT Board' series, here's our youngest board member, Bradley Barrett, in his own words...
"Hello, I'm Bradley; I am 21 years old and I grew up in Aintree and then moved to Kirkdale in my early teenage years. I have a background in community and youth engagement and I am currently studying BA Architecture at University of The Arts, London.
After leaving school in 2015, I struggled to decide how to turn my passions into a career. It was in 2018, shortly after joining Homebaked to work on the development of the flat and 'HomeSquare' that I finally had my 'Aha!' moment: I realised I wanted to become an architect. After 18 months of nurturing and support from Homebaked, I applied and was accepted on to a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Central Saint Martins Art School in London - and stayed in London to study for my BA.
Since being in London, I felt disconnected from my community and the CLT. I wanted a way to give something back and still be a part of the organisation, so I applied to be a board member - and was voted in in December!
I am honoured to be on the board, working with the amazing team to #gettheterracedone!
Join our info events on zoom to find out more ! Thursday 4th March 2021 and Thursday 11th March 2021 from 7-8.30pm.
Work will start on site within a few months and the homes are scheduled to be ready by June 2022; Homebaked aims to lease the scheme to a housing co-operative - so that people renting the homes have a real commitment to the local community.
The sessions are slightly different, one explains the model, the second goes more in-depth into how we can work together to make this happen!