Learning Report 1: Scene Setting

Posted: 11th May 2023 Anne-Marie Bancroft, Principal Consultant

Social housing sets out to address the issues of inequality and poverty through the provision of warm, safe homes to those who need it the most. We believe the publication of our first learning report, the first of three learning reports to be followed by an interim and final report, as timely.

At the time of publication, we know that social landlords are reflecting on the best ways to help their tenants during hugely challenging times. We know that housing organisations have responded with a range of measures; increasing their crisis funds, capacity in money advice and support teams and some increasing the risk levels associated with income collection. Set against this wider context, we want the housing sector to reflect on the common approach of letting properties without floor coverings.

The provision of floor coverings at point of let makes common sense. In general, social housing is allocated to those in the most need and unable to afford private rented or homeownership options. We want to understand the experiences of tenants moving into social housing and how they manage to fund floor coverings in their new homes or cope without them.

Longleigh has commissioned this research in response to their experience as a grant maker, often providing grant to families moving into social housing without floor coverings. This learning report outlines the work of Longleigh and other grant makers to support those moving into social housing without floor covering provision.

View the Learning Report 1: Scene Setting

Click here to view the full report.

If you would like a further discussion about this research, please do get in touch with Anne-Marie Bancroft on anne-marie.bancroft@altairltd.co.uk.

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