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This Week in the News – September 20th, 2021

Here are the top stories for the week of September 20th, 2021.


Campaigners Buy Bevendean Home for Student Housing Co-op (UK)

A CAMPAIGN group determined to tackle high rents has bought its first property for a student housing co-operative.

More than 140 individuals, organisations, and businesses invested in a share offer through Brighton and Hove Community Land Trust to reach well over the trust’s target of £260,000.

The trust has now purchased a seven-bedroom property in Bevendean, which it will lease to the South East Students Autonomously Living Together (Seasalt) student housing co-operative for seven years.

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Innovative Care Home will be Haven for Louis and Others (UK)

Louis Sainsbury from Comrie currently lives in a locked hospital unit as there is no suitable alternative care for him. But soon he will be living permanently at the Appletree Community – the first specialist home of its kind in Scotland.

Appletree House was bought using funds awarded to Louis following a long-drawn-out medical negligence case after he suffered brain injuries in the hospital when he was a baby. The converted steading and landscaped garden at Aberuthven will allow Louis, now 35, and eventually others with learning disabilities, to live an active and fulfilling life.

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2021 Diversity Scholarship Recipients Head to School

Every year, CHF Canada awards scholarships to young members of housing co-ops in Manitoba, Southwestern Ontario and the Atlantic provinces to pursue post-secondary studies.

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