Following on from the Grenfell Tower Tragedy, the Government has set out its proposals for a reform of social housing. These are contained in its Green Paper entitled, ‘A New Deal for Social Housing.’

The reforms are underpinned by 5 main principles:

1) The idea that a safe and decent home is fundamental to a sense of security and the ability to get on in life;
2) The importance of speeding up how complaints are dealt with;
3) The need to empower residents and hold landlords to account;
4) The need to challenge stereotyping in relation to social housing tenants and their communities; and
5) The need to build adequate and sufficient social housing which can act as a springboard to home ownership.

The Green Paper can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/social-housing-green-paper-a-new-deal-for-social-housing

The Consultation will run from 14 August 2018 until 6 November 2018.

Residents, landlords, tenant engagement organisations and housing charities can take part by submitting their responses to: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/A_new_deal_for_social_housing