On 14th August the government green paper on social housing was released for consultation. Yet despite ongoing appeals from local government across the political spectrum it fails to make progress on the need to deliver affordable houses and in particular social housing. Figures show that since 2007/08, the number of homes let for social rent has fallen from 366,820 to 334,602.
Reading the national papers today was not a task for the faint-hearted. The Tory-led coalition’s ideological cuts to local government grants, cuts to social care and a lack of investment in our local communities are now more than ever pulling our communities apart.