For over 50 years, we have existed to provide great quality, affordable homes for people in housing need.
Never more than now has that need been so great. We are right in the middle of a housing crisis, and we need to do something about it.
With housing associations across the country, we are working with the National Housing Federation to call on the next government to work with us to fix the housing crisis for good by committing to five housing priorities:
- Build new social housing
- Make sure everyone can feel safe in their home
- Invest in places to bring the country together
- Deliver a new deal for social housing with residents at the heart
- Develop a fair and effective support and welfare system
What will this mean for people in need of a home? A huge deal - but don't take our word for it. Let some of our residents explain what getting a home meant for them, and how our staff supported them when no-one else did. Their short, but very real, unique and often moving accounts show just how grim things could be if housing associations, and the work they do, couldn't go on.
Zelda and Simon: Going from one unstable living situation to another, before finally finding stability, in their secure Accent home - the need to build new social housing.
Gemma and Amanda: Wanting to keep their families safe, united and looked after - the need to make sure everyone can feel safe in their home.
Donna and Paul: Comparing experiences from the various communities they work in - the need to invest in places to bring the country together.
Toyah and Mark: Sharing stories of residents they have encountered, and how tirelessly they worked to put residents at the heart.
Gemma & Kate: An income recovery officer who helped transform a residents life, with the ever increasing support needed without fair and effective support and welfare system.
Find out more and support the campaign to #FixTheHousingCrisis