Our NEW Pond House
Pond House in Wadhurst was purchased in 2017 in order to establish further Cohousing accommodation positioned in the heart of the wider local community. It is in a perfect location in the High Street of Wadhurst and is within walking distance of shops, doctor's surgery, leisure facilities, bus stop, railway station and local businesses providing work opportunities.
In branching out from The Mount into the wider community, Pond House will enable and encourage greater independence and inclusion. For the person with special support needs to live in the community with warm and effective relationships at home will give him or her the opportunity to take their place in society in an equal and dignified way.
Supported cohousing members take part in the Cohousing Management Group and in the weekly cohousing meeting at which they are consulted and invited to contribute to all aspects of the running of the cohousing community. They are enthusiastically involved in planning the new phase of development at Pond House.
Some of the current supported cohousers have expressed a keen interest in moving to Pond House due to its location in the centre of the village. Several local businesses already offer college students and cohousers a range of work experience placements and it is hoped that the number of opportunities will increase.
The house requires refurbishment and extending to accommodate the supported cohousers whose home it will become. Part of the renovation work will create space for a family who are at present running the Cohousing initiative and will support the whole project to become integrated in the local community.
Pond House will be able to accommodate six supported cohousers at a time, each with their own secure tenancy agreement, and they can start to move in as soon as the refurbishment is complete.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO COMPLETE THIS NEXT PHASE
PLEASE GIVE A DONATION TO SUPPORT THIS TIMELY AND IMPORTANT INITIATIVE - details on our fundraising pages.