Published: 3rd May 2019

The charity Action on Empty Homes has published a new report which it calls an ‘action plan’ to tackle the issue of empty homes, which is now over 216,000. The report, called ‘Community Action on Empty Homes’, says better partnerships must be forged between community-led projects, local councils and central government. Brighid Carey, author of the report, said: ‘There are positive and valuable lessons in this report of interest to all those who are concerned with tackling the waste of empty homes across the country. ‘We want to encourage the creation of more community-based partnerships, to bring empty homes into use for local people and through doing so to help address the persistent underlying issues that keep people locked into poor housing and locked out of a safe, secure and affordable home.’ The report says communities can deliver affordable housing from empty homes, and in doing so rebuild essential community … (To read the full article, subscribe below)