Social housing

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Building House

Three million new homes needed to 'solve housing crisis', say Shelter

Three million new homes needed to 'solve housing crisis'

The housing and homelessness charity is urging the government to spend billions on a 20-year housebuilding programme.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

'The root is a lack of social housing', says Shelter chief exec on rising homelessness

'Lack of social housing' to blame for rising homelessness, says Shelter chief

Polly Neate of Shelter told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the 4% rise in homelessness in the UK was down to several factors, but a decrease in social housing was the 'root'

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Stopping people from smoking in their own homes is ‘unreasonable’, says CEO of health charity

Stopping people from smoking in their own homes is ‘unreasonable’, says CEO of health charity

Stopping people from smoking in their homes is ‘unreasonable’, says charity CEO

Deborah Arnott, Chief Executive of Action on Smoking and Health has said it is “unreasonable” to stop people from smoking in their own homes, but more has to be done to reduce smoking in social housing and privately-rented properties.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Kate Osamor

Labour MP living in social housing is 'upsetting, insulting and really outrageous', says property expert

Labour MP living in social housing is 'upsetting', 'insulting' and 'outrageous'

The news that Labour MP Kate Osamor is living in social housing despite her household income of £130,000 is "upsetting, insulting and really outrageous", says Luke Doonan.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Theresa May pledges £2bn to housing associations over next 10 years

Theresa May pledges £2bn to housing associations over next 10 years

Theresa May pledges £2bn to housing associations over next 10 years

Prime Minister Theresa May has told housing associations they will be given £2bn worth of investment over the next 10 years, in a bid to ease the house-building crisis.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Council reportedly considering selling housing bought for Grenfell survivors

Council reportedly considering selling housing bought for Grenfell survivors

Council reportedly considering selling housing bought for Grenfell survivors

Kensington and Chelsea Council is reportedly "reviewing" future use of housing intended for Grenfell survivors after some properties weren't suitable

Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

Right to Buy scheme under threat unless councils get funds for social housing

Right to Buy scheme under threat unless councils receive funds to build more social housing

Right to Buy scheme under threat unless councils get funds for social housing

The Right to Buy scheme, which allows social housing tenants to buy their house at a discounted rate, has been shown to be selling houses at a faster rate than they're being built

Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

Disabled people feeling 'trapped' inside unsuitable homes, report warns

Disabled people feeling 'trapped' inside unsuitable homes, report warns

The Equality and Human Rights Commission said 365,000 disabled people have reported that their homes are not suitable for their needs.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Grenfell Tower: 'Government ducked creating good building regulation system for years'

Grenfell Tower: 'Government wasted opportunity to make tower block cladding safe for years'

'Government wasted opportunity to make tower block cladding safe for years'

Social housing commentator Phil Morgan says the issue of fire safety at tower blocks will take a long time to resolve

Monday, October 2, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Thousands of people have signed a petition in an attempt to protect pigeons in Paris, after Mayor Remy Feraud announced a plan to remove the birds.  Feraud, the mayor of the 10th arrondissement, announced that he wants to introduce three falcons and two hawks to scare away the pigeons in the Rue du Buisson Saint-Louis area.  However, despite piegons usually being hated by many, so far 17,000 people have signed a petition against the move.  It was organised by charity Ligue pour la protection des oiseaux and

Thousands sign petition to save pigeons in Paris from birds of prey

Thousands sign petition to save pigeons in Paris from birds of prey

The council claims the pigeons cause up to €150,000 worth of damage to social housing

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Property expert says he'll run down Oxford street naked if Jeremy Corbyn builds new social housing

Property expert says he'll run down Oxford Street naked if Jeremy Corbyn hits social housing target

Property guru vows to run down street naked if Corbyn hits housing target

Property expert Luke Doonan tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that greed is the reason that Governments haven't built good social housing