This report draws the link between the relationship between health and housing and how the NHS and local authorities can work together to ensure both are addressed through integrated strategy, engagement with residents, workforce development and service transformation.
Housing & Infrastructure:
Building the Future Now
Realising a Place-Based Approach to Housing
A housing crisis of one kind of another, be it in ownership, high rental prices or lack of affordable social housing affects every region and local authority in England. This programme will seek to find solutions to the issues, bringing together experts over the next 18 months.
The most recent Government White Paper â€˜Fixing our Broken Housing Marketâ€™ identified:
- Average house prices valued at 8 x average earnings
- Private sector rental market doubled
- 40% of Local Authorities donâ€™t have a plan for housing growth
- Productivity in housebuilding growing â€“ but 30% slower than rest of the economy
- 100,000 fewer homes being built each year than what is required
Five barriers to break to fix a broken system:
- System incentivises developers to build at less than full capacity and build slowly
- Planning policy distorts land value at the cost to the community and local authority â€“ slows things down
- Sequential development delivers bad housing and maximises local community opposition
- New solutions that can raise productivity like pre-fabrication require sustainable investment, if they are to work
- Housing doesnâ€™t sit at the table with Health, Education and Employment
- Career paths in construction are complex, broken and risky
Housing & Infrastructure Programme Manager
Past Housing & Infrastructure Reports
Lord Patel of Bradford
Dr Jonathan Bashford
How you can get involved
We are currently in the process of putting together ideas, concepts and ambitions to test and confirm in our first full year of work.Â Our 2017-18 programmes are planned to launch in September.
For more information about this, please contact Tim Philpott.