- Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish governments
- United Kingdom
As campaigning ahead of May’s national elections hots up in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, social housing is facing the squeeze.
Housing budgets have already been cut across the board and the immediate future appears far from bright for those who rely on social or affordable housing.
It is against this background that we launch House Proud - Devolved - a new stage in our campaign to ensure politicians and decision-makers in The Senedd, Holyrood and Stormont understand housing’s importance.
House Proud was a joint initiative from Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing, run ahead of the 2010 general election. Its aim was to shout about housing’s crucial contribution to every aspect of social policy. Almost 300 hundred people signed a petition in support of the campaign, the three main political parties included housing pledges in their election manifestos and their leaders pledged their support.
Now, the campaign seeks to prove housing’s case in the devolved nations. Once again we will focus on the significant financial and practical benefits the sector delivers to areas including health, education, anti-social behaviour and sustainability.
I agree that good housing is crucial to every aspect of life and should be a key campaigning issue in the run up to elections in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on 5 May and beyond.
The House Proud - Devolved petition to Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish governments was written by Tom and is in the category Politics at GoPetition.