We urgently need more homes for families and individuals on low incomes.
Despite the record-breaking construction of around 40,000 homes in 2021, there continues to be a chronic shortage of social housing in the UK.
Social housing is an integral part of our housing landscape with millions of people benefiting from stable and genuinely affordable homes, an escape from the traumatic cycle of homelessness, and a comfortable firm footing upon which one can save up for their own home.
Hundreds locally rely on organisations including Worthing Homes and Arun District Council for a warm place to sleep and a comfortable place to call home. We recognise the great pressure on all involved and the need for more housing, where appropriate and sensible, to address this pressure.
Together with colleagues and leading campaign groups at a gathering in Parliament last week, I joined in calling for a long-term plan for one million new social homes for social rent to be delivered by 2030.