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Social sharing: expansion of shared housing in the social sector

A case for social landlords to expand their provision of shared accommodation using conversion of existing homes.

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  • Social landlords should expand their provision of shared accommodation, tackle the lack of affordable housing options for single people, and help mitigate poverty.
  • This could be delivered through the conversion of existing homes, occupied by small numbers of sharers.

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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