Pride of Place Living: Aims

Accessible:

  • Constructing 70 fully accessible life-long homes in a city centre location that facilitates integration with the existing LGBTQ+ community.
  • Creating homes that accommodate a wide variety of access needs and are flexible and adaptable as personal circumstances change.
  • Embedding accessibility of space and facilities as a key feature of the design.

Build:

  • Providing a variety of housing that addresses the diverse range of needs in the LGBTQ+ communities, including self-contained units, shared accommodation, extra care facilities, and temporary crisis housing.
  • Creating high quality buildings that are ecologically sound as well as attractive and sustainable.
  • Creating a community centre on site to allow for interaction between residents and collaboration with the wider community.

Care:

  • Creating the provision of extra-care services to residents that require it, so they can remain in their own home regardless of their health.
  • Aspiring to provide high quality LGBTQ+-friendly care to all who require it
  • Encouraging the development of social enterprises to operate all services of the scheme to ensure they remain tailored to the needs of residents

Diverse:

  • Developing a vibrant multigenerational community with mix of gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, class, religion, refugee status.
  • Prioritising an inclusive residential membership through adaptable points-based allocations criteria.
  • Creating communal spaces enabling LGBTQ+ people to live and socialise within a non-judgmental environment with policies that protect against discrimination in all its forms.

Engage:

  • Engaging the wider Leeds LGBTQ+ communities to ensure their interests are represented in the development and management of the scheme.
  • Enabling residents to participate actively in the creation of an inclusive and community-focused living environment
  • Developing a framework of mutual aid where residents are empowered to support one another’s care requirements 

Finance:

  • Providing a variety of tenure options, including shared ownership, to recognise differing circumstances of both income and wealth of potential residents
  • Making homes affordable to fit the varied financial and access needs of the LGBTQ+ community including the provision of genuinely affordable low-income housing where possible
  • Acknowledging that the interpretation of ‘affordability’ may differ according to the different financial circumstances of potential residents.