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Demand outstripping supply

According to a study conducted by Professor Glen Bramley of Heriot-Watt University for the National Housing Federation (NHF), 90,000 additional social housing properties per year are required over a 15-year period to meet the current demand for accommodation.

In a similar study, Shelter’s Commission on the future of social housing called for 3.1 million new social homes over a 20-year period, an average of 155,000 per year. While the UK Government has made clear its position on improving the provision of suitable homes for adults with learning disabilities, there is a significant funding gap which cannot be met by the public sector alone.

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There are 14.1 million people in the UK who live with a disability.

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people with a disability that state they live in the wrong accommodation.

3800000

People in the UK in need of Social Housing accomodation.

A sustained health problem within the UK continues to increase demand.

The increasing gap between demand and supply is being exacerbated as 31,000 units of social housing are lost each year through sales and demolitions, with Right to Buy accounting for most losses.

The increases in demand and lack of adequate funding in England has led to a sharp increase in the number of households living in temporary accommodation over the last decade, after the number had more than halved since it’s 2004 peak. There were 95,370 households in temporary accommodation in England at the end of December 2020, 8% higher than the same date a year previously and 79% higher than the same date in 2011

Source: Social rented housing (England): past trends and prospects

Reports & Publications

Savills Affordable Research shows more Government funding needed

June 18, 2019

National Housing Federation reports 3 year high of new Social Homes

May 29, 2019

Mind bring mental health to the forefront

February 20, 2019

Quarterly Survey for Q2 2018

Quarterly Survey for Q2 2018

Regulator of Social Housing

A New Deal for Social Housing

A New Deal for Social Housing

UK Government

Housing for People with a Learning Disability

Housing for People with a Learning Disability

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