Posted on 4th December 2017
The previous #SocialHousing positionIf we turn back time and go back a decade or so, we would consider #SocialHousing to be an opportunity for those who had low income to find a place they can call home. Where a council had accepted a duty to house a homeless person/family, that individual/family was far more likely to secure suitable accommodation in the social sector. For example, most councils general position (noted in their policies) was that applicants would be given three offers of accommodation. If all three were rejected then the council would advise that their duty would come to an end. Why was it easier back then? It’s quite simple. It is because councils had enough housing stock to offer vulnerable individuals/families on low income, social housing.