Social Homes, Not Social Houses

Social housing isn't currently up to scratch. At our summer Activate conference in Swansea, Young Liberals passed a policy that acknowledges the stark divide between private housing and social housing on new developments - a policy that demands better.

By Charlie Murphy, Aug 15, 2018 5:08

Social housing isn't currently up to scratch.

At our summer Activate conference in Swansea, Young Liberals passed a policy that acknowledges the stark divide between private housing and social housing on new developments - a policy that demands better.

Social tenants don't choose to rely on a safety net, and they don't choose to rely on stigmatised accommodation. Social tenants deserve better, and we are all entitled to dignity should we fall upon hard times.

The Young Liberals believe in improved social housing standards, which take into account aesthetics of new homes, and demand that developers ensure equal or better quality between social housing and the private parts of developments.

Social homes shouldn't be of lower quality and left in the corner of expensive private developments, they must be of equal quality and woven into their communities. Communities that tenants can share in and be proud of.

We can demand better. We should demand better.
We should build social homes, not social houses.

See the Policy

 

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