CHS Group worked with Croudace Homes to provide 13, one and two bedroom homes for affordable rent, and six homes for shared ownership, in Sawston, to the south of Cambridge. CHS funded the development, delivered by through its partnership with South Cambridgeshire District Council, from loans and proceeds from open market sales.
CHS set up the local Timebank in the village, which is a way for local people to come together to help each other, helping to build the community and combat loneliness. Participants ‘deposit’ their time in the bank by giving practical help and support to others and are able to ‘withdraw’ time when they need something themselves. So, one hour of time given gains one hour of ‘credit’.