London Southbank University Students visit ‘Village 135’

Students from London South Bank University (LSBU) came on a fact-finding visit to Wythenshawe on Friday, 11th November to see a Housing Association in action as part of their Housing Studies degree course.

This is the fourth visit from students at LSBU, who were directed to Wythenshawe by the National Housing Federation as a great example of the wider remit and work of Housing organisations.

Senior Lecturer and Course Director of the PG Diploma and MA in Housing Studies at LSBU, said; “Housing students do not always realise the wider regeneration and community investment undertaken by organisations like Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG).The new housing professional needs to embrace opportunities for working with residents to deliver a viable and sustainable neighbourhood.

The students visited our landmark project, 20 million pound Extra Care Scheme, ‘Village 135’ which is due to go live in March 2017.

The Bishop of Manchester The Right Reverend Dr David Walker said Chair of WCHG, said: “We hope that this visit to Wythenshawe has given the students an excellent opportunity to observe at first hand the tremendous amount of regeneration and community investment that organisations like WCHG can make to an area. We are very proud of the work that we have done and continue to do.”

Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive of WCHG said; “We were delighted to share our vision with these enthusiastic students, who will now have a much clearer idea of the wide range of careers and prospects available to them in the Housing Sector. We hope that this visit has inspired them and given them a greater understanding of Housing in all its many forms.”

London Southbank University Students visit ‘Village 135’