Social housing is a crucial issue as we face the prospect of an election.We need to build large numbers of council and social homes again in our country. Earlier this year, I was part of Shelter’s social housing commission on precisely this subject which recommended 3.1 million homes over the next 20 years.
We need serious investment in housing like any other type of infrastructure. The Labour Party agreed at conference that it would build 155,000 social rented homes a year.
In this context, this morning, I attended the inaugural meeting of SCR Tenants Working Group. It was great to meet to such a passionate group of social housing providers and residents.
There is so much to do to rebuild our country.