Thursday, 20 October 2016

Shelter Launches 'Living Home Standard'

A homelessness charity has launched a ‘Living Home Standard’ to measure the acceptability of housing across all tenures. Shelter has published the new standard, which draws inspiration from the Living Wage to provide a “definition of what the British public believe everyone needs from a home”. Research on behalf of the charity found 43% of those polled live in homes which fail to meet the new standard. According to research by Ipsos Mori, which conducted 1,961 representative interviews across Britain on Shelter’s behalf, private renters fair the worst, with 69% failing the standard, compared to 20% of those who own their home outright. Read more on the Shelter blog.

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