Final Report: Provision of floor coverings in social housing

Today we launch our Final Report for the provision of floor coverings in social housing at point of let.

Our extensive research has revealed a deeply concerning reality: an estimated 760,000 adults in UK social housing may be living without floor coverings (which may be as many as 15% of households in social housing), with almost four in five social housing tenants moving into homes with partial or no floor coverings.

During the course of this research, funded by Longleigh Foundation, Welsh Government has announced the new Welsh Housing Quality Standard which sets out the expectations for the provision of floor coverings at point of let in social homes. However, there remains no requirements for floor coverings in Scotland and for all rooms in England.

Thank you to the members of the Steering Group who provided advice throughout the research; Claire Donovan, Alison Inman OBE CIHCM, Alicja Zalesinska, Andy Peers, Anne Dokov, Brian Robson, Joanne Wilson, Fayann Simpson OBE, National Housing Federation.

View the Final Report

Thank you to the Altair team:

Anne-Marie Bancroft, Head of Consumer Regulation
Bekah Ryder, Research and Insights Manager
Michael Appleby, Managing Director, Altair Consulting
Mihir Shah, Senior Consultant
Will Morley, Consultant
Rebecca How, Junior Consultant

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