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Is the social housing sector becoming greener?

 

Is the social housing sector becoming greener? Or is long-term sustainability – homes that are viable for the planet and landlords’ budgets, equitable and bearable for tenants – still just a promise on the horizon that may or may not be fulfilled?

 

A housing association's garden makeover for Climate Week

 

A ‘ground force’ team at a Sanctuary Care home in Stoke-on-Trent have been making over their garden for Climate Week thanks to a £1,000 grant.

 

Water shortages, overheating, flooding! What are landlords doing to adapt to climate change?

 
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The impacts of climate change have been known for a while but recent news reports on water shortages have highlighted how important it is to be prepared. 

 

Rent arrears and fuel poverty – joining the dots

 

With increasing fuel prices and more unemployment, the numbers of people finding themselves in fuel poverty are increasing. The latest data from The National Statistics Office states that in England 4 million households were in fuel poverty in 2009 compared to 1.2 million in 2003.  The social costs range from premature deaths to school children not being able to do their homework.

 

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