Longhurst Group is working together for great homes
31 May 2017
Longhurst Group is proud to be supporting the National Housing Federation’s (NHF) ‘Working Together for Great Homes’ campaign.
In the run-up to the General Election, the NHF have launched the campaign to keep housing high on the agenda and show that housing associations like Longhurst Group and its member organisations are central to fixing the UK’s broken housing market.
As one of the largest housing groups in the Midlands, currently responsible for over 19,000 homes, Longhurst Group will join forces with other housing associations throughout this week to show that the sector is ready to work with the next government and ensure that housing is a top priority for the next intake of MPs, whether that’s increasing supply, investing in regeneration or putting supported housing on a sustainable footing.
Longhurst recently agreed an exciting partnership with Peterborough-based Axiom Housing that will help it deliver 700 new homes a year and maintain its focus on providing comprehensive care and support services.
As part of its campaign, the NHF has outlined a clear set of offers to the nation and the next Government, pledging to build over 250,000 new homes over the next five years, help people out of hospital and into a suitable home with the right support and work with the Government to ensure families who rent get a better deal.
Longhurst Group chief executive, Julie Doyle said: “We want to ensure that housing remains a top priority for the General Election and Longhurst Group, along with the rest of the sector, are ready to work with the next Government to fix our country’s broken housing market.
“We believe that it is integral for housing associations to not only build more homes, but to ensure that people have access to the best quality care and we are proud to share that vision through our support of the NHF campaign.”
Research shows that one in ten people now live in a housing association home and that 29 per cent of all new homes in England last year were built by associations – that’s 40,000 new properties.
David Orr, Chief Executive at the NHF, said: “We are delighted to see housing associations come together to highlight the importance of housing for our country’s future. The sector has made it clear that it is keen to work in partnership with all political parties to end the housing crisis.
“This is why we want candidates from across the country to witness the wonderful and impactful work of housing associations. We are ready to step up and build hundreds of thousands of new homes for those who need them most.”
For more information on the NHF campaign, click here.