Tuesday 11 March 2014 1.11pm
Hi Jackie, I could not agree more in principal. However, the new "family" homes we have built that are not controlled by the Council / RSL / Housing Association are far too often not
occupied by families with children. Sharers, students and investors and so on - families of adults live in them. There's some research going on into that using Census 2011 and FOI Requests.
So we need to build "family" homes that are actually occupied by children
. Not family homes occupied by families of adults
Also, a recent Freedom Of Information request for my area showed far too many "family" sized home with single occupiers who have nowhere to go even if they wanted to.
So what do we do? Build more new family homes in the private sector that are occupied by whoever, or do we begin - finally
- to genuinely work with residents and build new homes (carrots not sticks) that voluntarily free up as much family sized stock as possible?
By the way...In October 2013 they wrote 11,000 homes in 30 YEARS
, and now they are saying 11,000 in 25 YEARS
, so it changes by the month! It is all entirely made up. And shows the worst kind of electioneering in my view.
Southwark have also made new policy that designs social housing out of tall buildings (and therefore locations) and policy to ensure all studios are "private".
Grumpy I am about it!
All the best, Jerry