Earlier this year, the government’s Social Housing Green Paper called for a review of the Decent Homes Standard, to consider whether it is demanding enough.
The guiding principle of the review is that homes should be safe and decent. The government also indicated it would consider the outcome of consultation on its Clean Growth Strategy about whether the energy performance of social homes should be upgraded to Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2030.
“A new deal for social housing”
Green Paper from MHCLG August 2018
Consultation period to 6 November 2018
Selected questions for response set out in bold
Chapter 1- Ensuring homes are safe and decent
1. Are there any changes to what constitutes a Decent Home that we should consider?
The introduction of the Decent Homes Standard made a significant difference to the quality of existing stock. However, the component based approach does ...
The Housing Forum will be making the most of CIH Housing 2018 from Tuesday 26-Thursday 28 June.
We are hosting two thought leadership sessions at the conference, supporting the MHCLG Design Quality Seminar and exhibiting at stand B12.
We are delighted to provide complimentary exhibition passes to Housing 2018. Please follow the link below to register. This registration will provide access to all sessions listed below.
In partnership with PRP and UK-GBC, The Housing Forum will discuss the benefits of homes designed for health and well-being on 10th October in Manchester. Following the successful launch of UK-GBC’s “Health and Wellbeing in Homes” report earlier this year, this event will provide an overview of the evidence linking design features in the home and neighbourhood to better health and wellbeing outcomes for residents.
The report seeks to inspire ...