The housing sector must use Housing 2012 as a platform to promote the benefits it can offer society as a whole
Much to shout about
This year may mark an impressive 60-year milestone for one formidable lady, but it also marks an equally important anniversary for another. As we report this week, 2012 sees the centenary of the death of social reformer and philanthropist Octavia Hill, founder of the eponymous London housing association.
Our photo essay of three of the association’s properties provides a compelling reminder of the value of social homes in laying solid foundations on which families and, as a result, wider society can flourish.
When the housing world gathers for the annual Chartered Institute of Housing conference and exhibition in its new home of Manchester next week, this message should not be forgotten as housing providers seek to carve out lucrative new niches.
We all know that housing providers have much to offer. But as our feature shows we must redouble our efforts to let social workers, health professionals and teachers know about our valuable work.