Hellens Residential are standing with the National Housing Federation, calling for the government to invest in social housing to boost the economy, create jobs and improve people’s lives in the Spending Review on November 25th.
Last year, Registered Social Landlords like us built more than a quarter of all homes in England. This added an estimated £2.4bn to the national economy and supported more than 43,500 jobs, showing the transformative impact of investing in social housing. We don’t just supply a quantity of housing – We also provide and maintain homes of high quality. The English Housing Survey shows that on average social housing is of higher quality than any other tenure.
The average home in England costs ten times the average salary, and there are an estimated 1.9 million key workers currently living in the private rented sector in the UK. With support from the government, especially at this time of national crisis, we hope to provide more people with quality homes, which everyone deserves.
The Homes at the Heart campaign is run in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Housing, the National Federation of ALMOs, the Association of Retained Council Housing, and Crisis, as well as over 60 supporters from outside the housing sector, like Carers UK and NatWest. Together we are calling for homes to play a pivotal role in recovery from coronavirus.
To join us in this calling upon the government, click here for ways you can help: https://www.housing.org.uk/our-work/coronavirus/homes-at-the-heart/how-tenants-and-residents-can-back-the-homes-at-the-heart-campaign/