The recently published Green Paper, ‘A new deal for social housing’, renews and deepens the Government’s commitment to social housing and the people that live in it.
This consultation document was announced by the Prime Minister following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower in June last year, which brought the significance of social housing to the attention of the nation.
Last year, the Prime Minister asked Ministers to commit time to listening to the stories and experiences of people living in social housing. From October 2017 to April this year, Ministers personally attended 12 engagement events across the country. They met almost 1,000 social housing residents to understand their concerns and experiences of living in social housing. More than 7,000 people also responded online to questions about their experiences.
The Northern Housing Consortium has kindly agreed to host and organise an event on Monday 8th October at Your Homes Newcastle, Tree Top Village, Walker Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 3JW, between 12.00 – 3.30pm.
The event will give you an opportunity to share your suggestions and ideas for informing our approach to social housing going forward.
If you would like to get involved, email us here before Tuesday 2nd October.