The bigger picture...
Although based in our neighbourhood here in west Hull Giroscope networks with other housing projects, policy makers and politicians, and other organisations from all around the UK and Europe.
We are part of a network of community based housing projects under the umbrella of Self-Help Housing.org. Together we share ideas amongst ourselves and with people looking to start new projects. This also gives us a collective voice on current issues around housing and regeneration.
We also work with the local authority to help find solutions to the problem of empty homes. As public sector spending gets ever tighter the Giroscope model becomes more attractive as regards delivering sustainable regeneration, housing and employment.