We spoke to hundreds of housing association staff and tenants from across the country to gather your views on the big social challenges we face that housing associations are well placed to help tackle.
You said we can do even more to improve the lives of the people we exist to serve, just by thinking differently about our homes, services and roots into communities. These are the areas we’re going to nurture new ideas in response to through the Greenhouse.
Home of tomorrow
When it came to reimagining our homes, we collectively identified these challenges:
Removing the false choice between quality and affordability
How might we build high quality homes more quickly, designing them around the individual needs and desires of the people we house?
Offering real choice as people get older
How might we provide older people with housing options they like when their needs change?
Giving the next generation a stake in a home by developing new tenure models
How might we rethink ownership and tenure to give young people the opportunity of a real stake in their home?
When it came to reimagining our services, we collectively identified these challenges:
Designing services around the individual
How might we reimagine our services to give tenants real choice and control, ensuring they're tailored to their individual needs and desires?
Person, not patient
Giving people control over their care
How might we put tenants in control of their care and support and ensure these services are better tailored to the individual?
Ending rough sleeping
How might we work together to get people off the streets and into homes with the support they need?
When it came to reimagining our communities, we collectively identified these challenges:
A fair shot
Ensuring everyone can take part
How might we help our tenants get ahead, giving them the skills and opportunities they need to take part in today’s economy?
Community’s got talent
Tapping into the talent within all our communities
How might we help people come together and get the most from each other, sharing skills, knowledge and learning to bridge divides and build stronger communities?
You can read about what all of these mean in more detail in this summary.