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We Build shows the impact PlaceShapers have made and will continue to make to solving the housing crisis by almost doubling our output. We Build comes hot on the heels of We Work showing how we’ve helped 60,000 into jobs and employment.
Our members are increasing home building plans and are responsible for 35% of homes predicted to be built by the housing association sector.
But this is about so much more than bricks and mortar. Our homes build and shape communities. Our report gives the bigger picture and the case studies show the difference that our homes make.
We Build, researched by Campbell Tickell is our role in solving the housing crisis. We see this crisis everyday as people are priced out of decent, secure and genuinely affordable homes. We work in areas of little interest to private developers where opportunities for regeneration partnerships abound if only the investment was possible. We also work in areas of high demand where competition for land makes the ability to provide homes of the type needed almost impossible. We steer new schemes through tortuous planning processes. We include new homes for those the private sector ignores. And we don’t just build homes. We build lives too with a range of diverse services in our communities.
We are an active and engaged part of the solution to the crisis, but we cannot do it alone. Our contribution to the supply of new homes to meet local needs is unquestionable. Our track record is strong and our ambition to double our development plans demonstrates we are not complacent. We are stepping up. But our efforts will only make a lasting difference if future governments commit to the bold, long-term strategies and investment needed to ensure we address this crisis equally in all corners of the UK. This requires local solutions to reflect diverse challenges across the country and regeneration investment to release marginal markets. It requires positive certainty on rents and a workable funding framework for supported housing. It means building more homes for social rent. It needs land for new homes to be released at discounted values and backing for small builders. These are just a few of the ways we can be supported to deliver. And deliver we will.
PlaceShapers are in it for the long term.
We Build. We Work. We Care. We Share.
We Build Report
We Build is one of our four strategic priorities. Researched by Campbell Tickell, it sets out our delivery record coupled with our delivery plans with case studies that show the local impact.
Our latest update from Director @Rachaelorrsome including further info on the research project and focus groups we are working with @HACT on is available to read now, https://t.co/tDBY2ZMqMO #WeShare #WeCare #placeshapersroundtable #COVIDー19 4 Jun 2020
Placeshapers retweeted One Manchester
We're so proud to have received planning permission for 139 homes in Newton Heath, 100 of which will be available for social rent. This is a fantastic example of how partnership working can achieve more for the people of #Manchester https://t.co/pEVz9apvr1 @PlaceNorthWest 1 Jun 2020
Placeshapers retweeted HQN
During #COVID19, @Calico_Group have gone above and beyond to tackle homelessness.
Now, they are going one step further by pledging to carry on and build on this work once the pandemic is over - https://t.co/BvsR1GmJrf #ukhousing https://t.co/Or1U8UqvYX 1 Jun 2020
Placeshapers retweeted FlagshipHomes
We appreciate this is a difficult time; you may feel anxious about us visiting your home, but we are doing all we can to work as safely as possible 🏡👷♂️
Take a look at what to expect from us...
(Full video on our website: https://t.co/otpwEe90Wk) https://t.co/f5qbddf6ZF 1 Jun 2020
"You could build a million houses on green belt land within 45 mins of central London."
So many implications for housing, our cities and our relationships with each other if we shift to more remote working. #ukhousing
https://t.co/YE44WhqMBG 1 Jun 2020
Winter 2020 star builders PlaceShapers Winter Star Builders are the West Midlands, building 9,375 more homes by 2023. more...
PlaceShapers have joined HACT and a number of other organisations in endorsing a set of nine impact measurements that the Centre for Excellence in Community Investment is asking social housing organisations to collect during the Covid-19 crisis.
PlaceShapers Director Rachael Orr was pleased to be able to contribute to a collection of essays collated by Oxfam UK titled ‘Our Other National Debt: Repaying the people we owe the most after coronavirus’.
We welcome the opportunity to submit evidence to this enquiry. Our members are key partners for local authorities across the country in providing housing for homeless households and rough sleepers. We offer a broad range of support, including tenancy sustainment. Many are involved in delivering Housing First services across the country.