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Thought Leader Summer 2015 (Housing)

Thought Leader Summer 2015 (Housing)

Last month, the UK took its first serious steps towards trying to establish whether homesharing is a viable solution to two of our most pressing problems – a lack of affordable housing and an ageing population. Is homesharing about to go mainstream?

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With uncertainty over the future of energy efficiency programmes, not to mention lack of clarity in energy policy, innovative solutions for sustainable, affordable housing are needed now more than ever.

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Our new research with LGiU found that considerable investment and a shift in mindset in the housing sector is needed for councils to fulfil their role as the Government’s ‘housing delivery enablers’.

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The challenges of delivering service improvements at lower costs require innovative thinking between local authorities, the third sector, businesses and people who receive services. That's why Thought Leader was created. Since its inception five years ago, leaders from different sectors have created, discussed and rolled-out best practice in social care, housing and sustainable communities.
Alan Long, Executive Director, Mears Group