Homes at the Heart

Our homes have never been more important to us than they have been during the coronavirus crisis. For some people, home has been a sanctuary. For others, it has been a prison.

Everyone deserves a safe, secure, comfortable place to call home. Not just now, in the middle of this crisis, but always. 

Investing in social housing makes this possible. It will also boost the economy, create jobs and improve people’s lives when our nation needs it most.

That’s why we’ve launched Homes at the Heart, a national campaign and coalition calling for a once-in-a-generation investment in social housing.

Celebrating sheltered and supported housing

In August, Homes at the Heart will celebrate the impact of supported housing with a dedicated week of action.

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Support the #HomesAtTheHeart campaign

This is just the start of our campaign. Throughout the summer and autumn, we are planning a series of media stories, social media campaign activities and targeted engagement with politicians to create a consensus that social housing must be at the heart of our country’s recovery.

Our first priority is getting the message out, and we hope you can:

Join the webinar

Wednesday 15 July 2020, 2pm

Hear from the partner organisations about how the campaign is going so far, where it is going next and how you can help to amplify this crucial message.

Register your place

Show your support on social media

  

Share our campaign graphics and suggested posts.

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Tweet your local councillors, mayors and MPs about the campaign

Ask your elected representatives to support the campaign.

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Why homes must be at the heart of recovery - factsheet

This factsheet contains data on 

  • Life in lockdown – the effects of coronavirus
  • Improving the quality of homes for the future
  • How investment in social housing can make the difference
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Top tips for virtual political engagement

  
  
Keep engaging with politicians on the difference housing associations make in your constituencies. Top tips from our Public Affairs Manager Tosin Adedayo.

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"Why we must speak out now to put Homes at the Heart of the nation’s recovery"

Read and share Kate Henderson's blog.

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Template press release

  
  

  

Use this template press release to show your support for the campaign.

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Campaign updates

Celebrating sheltered and supported housing

In August, Homes at the Heart will celebrate the impact of supported housing with a dedicated week of action.

Find out more.

Letter to the Chancellor

#HomesAtTheHeart coalition writes to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak in support of social housing being at the heart of recovery.

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Campaign briefing

Find out about the campaign and how, alongside this campaign, we've been working with our members to identify priorities for national recovery.

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Partners

This campaign has been produced in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Housing, National Federation of ALMOs, Association of Retained Council Housing, and Crisis.

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Supporters

We’re also delighted that over 50 supporters have already come on board.

Keep in touch

As the campaign progresses we’ll update this webpage further – you can also stay up to date by following #HomesAtTheHeart on social media.

Who to speak to

Communications team