How to get involved
The following is a list of questions we are interested in. Please consider them from your perspective as an association, organisation, service, tenant, or other interested party. Please feel free to share your thoughts on as many or as few as you would like.
We would appreciate submissions in any format. Please keep submissions to a maximum of twenty pages, (10,000 words).
Call for evidence
About your organisation/ about you
Where are you based?/ live?
(if applicable) Name of your service / organisation:
(if applicable) Who is the main client group of your service / organisation?
How would you define 'social housing'?
Over recent years, there have been many key decisions made for social housing. From your perspective, which of these have been good or bad?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the current model of social housing?
Does social housing need rebranding? In name, in concept, or both?
What vision and role should social housing have in the future?
What is the role of social housing? Who is it for?
Who is currently receiving social housing?
Is this the best use of stock?
What are the challenges to the way in which social housing is allocated?
What could be done to improve access to social housing?
What groups of people are most in need of new affordable housing (to rent or buy)?
From your service/organisation perspective, what groups of people experience barriers when accessing or sustaining social housing?
What needs to be done to ensure social housing is affordable to people to rent or buy?
Level of supply need
How many genuinely affordable homes are needed?
What range of agents and actors, such as private developers, should be contributing to the delivery of affordable homes?
What measures could be taken to boost investment to increase level of supply need?
High land prices make it expensive to build social housing. How can land costs be reduced and how can we increase the availability of land for social housing?
Conditions and design
Are conditions in social housing adequate? What progress has been made in improving conditions in recent years?
What needs to be done to secure decent conditions in existing and new social housing stock?
Governance and tenant involvement
What can we do to combat the stigmatisation of social housing tenants?
What can be done to make the regulation of social housing more tenant-focused?
How do we make sure that tenants have a voice in national standards and policy-making?
What can be done to make sure that tenants have an effective voice and role with their landlords, including on estate regeneration?
About your submission
Would you like your response to remain confidential? Yes/No
Please indicate if there is anything you would not like Shelter to share from your submission