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Away from the battleground that is Brexit, the national housing shortage remains Britain’s biggest domestic policy challenge, and a critical issue for local authorities and their partners.
The Long Term Plan’s focus on population health has prompted a reassessment of how the health service interacts with local government.
Up and down the country, the essence of what place is and how people identify themselves within their community varies, mirroring varying levels of engagement with and reliance on the public sector.
Local authorities are central in how people identify with their surroundings – a sense with important implications for public services.
The government’s focus on social housing has been rightly welcomed by the housing sector.
How to make the case for social housingSubscription
Investing in social housing is costly, but could ultimately save money.
While homelessness varies across the country, better co-ordination, integration and more preventative mindsets offer hope. Jimmy Nicholls reports
Woking gets radical to help those struggling to buy Subscription
Woking aims to revitalise the home-owning ideals of right-to-buy by setting aside the increase in value of the homes’ tenants’ rent as a way to build up enough for a deposit to buy somewhere of their own.
All UK local authorities have ambitions to deliver economic regeneration, improve their environments and deliver tangible societal value to residents and businesses.
Housing delivery is a long-term challenge that requires long-term planning of land and resources.