Oxford PC Solutions LtdOxford PC Solutions Ltd is a (nfp) Not for Profit Organisation registered at Companies House in October 2018, as a Company Limited by Guarantee. OPCS Ltd is a Social Enterprise which provides various kinds of support, including creating work experience and training opportunities in the local community, particularly for SOMA members.
Social EnterpriseWe have more than 30 years experience, organising Community Arts activities, advising individual people on Welfare Rights issues and Community Groups on aspects of Business and Charitable Law. We have also been successful in fund raising and running workshops, holding executive roles on the Management Committees of a number of community groups..
Community Led HousingOne of the main interests of the company is Community Led Housing. There are many different models in operation currently, each one reflecting a local interpretation of the term "community". In our case SOMA intends to create homes which will be permanently kept at an affordable rent for it's members.
The "Intended Community" SOMA Housing Co-Operative Ltd, is quite distinct from other communities of people who live in a village, on a housing estate, or in a "gated community" for example. Some Intended Communities are made up of privately owned dwellings and apartments, whilst SOMA's will consist of "social housing" owned by the company which is managed co-operatively by it's members.
Oxford PC Solutions Ltd (social enterprise) handles IT, Training and Fund Raising for SOMA Housing Co-Operative Ltd. Income generated through OPCS Ltd activities is used for the day to day running of the social enterprise and is donated to SOMA Housing Co-Operative Ltd to assist in the development and building of Community Led Housing.