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House to home: giving social housing tenants a place to call home

A case for the provision of basic decoration and floor covering in social housing, along with access to furniture packages.

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  • Social housing could be more effective in reducing poverty if basic decoration, flooring and the option of low-cost furniture packages were provided with it.
  • Social housing providers can respond to tenants needs by providing a higher void standard and furniture packages.

This is one of four summaries based on a piece of policy development work called Housing and life experiences: policy development. This was commissioned to explore an initial report called Housing and life experiences: making a home on a low income. The reports and summaries are available to download in the related content section below.

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