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Damming Report on Social Housing - Needs improving NOW

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Rob delves into the pressing issue of social housing and its impact on health. The episode begins by discussing the Housing Ombudsman's call for a reestablished link between housing and health, shedding light on the alarming statistics surrounding the conditions of social housing. Rob expresses frustration at the lack of mainstream media coverage on the topic, emphasising the severity of the situation faced by social housing tenants. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Social housing sector faces significant challenges, with a high number of households living in non-decent conditions.
  • Housing Ombudsman calls for a reestablishment of the link between housing and health to address the issues in social housing.
  • Mainstream media may overlook social housing issues, leading to a lack of awareness and action on the problems faced by tenants.
  • Councils need to prioritise improving their own social housing stock rather than focusing solely on chasing private landlords.
  • Collaboration and information sharing between tenants and authorities are crucial to address issues like damp, mould, and condensation in social housing.

BEST MOMENTS

"The scale of the challenge hasn't been grasped."

"It's unacceptable that people have to live in these conditions."

"Rental controls don't work, it is what it is."

"It really should be the number one thing that they look at."

"Every situation seems to be completely different."

VALUABLE RESOURCES

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2024/jan/22/richard-blakeway-ombudsman-england-social-housing-health#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=17059444473451&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Fsociety%2F2024%2Fjan%2F22%2Frichard-blakeway-ombudsman-england-social-housing-health

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