January 2015

Housing need stretches far beyond those who will get to the top of the waiting list

Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds conjures up images of beautiful villages, market towns and affluence. You don’t think of a housing crisis which means that home ownership, or secure affordable accommodation, is an unattainable dream for the majority of young adults in our area. Average house prices are over 13 times average earnings within our operating… Read more

Written by Kate Wareing | Posted on 29th January 2015

Kate was appointed to the Cottsway board on 1 December 2008, and has been Chair since January 2012. Cottsway is a housing association in Witney, West Oxfordshire, owning 4,500+ homes across Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. Kate works as a freelance international development and housing consultant, specialising in strategic planning and governance. Prior to this, Kate was Head of Innovation and Learning at Oxfam GB, and has previously held other roles at Oxfam including Strategy Development Director and leading Oxfam's UK Poverty Programme for five years. She has also spent more than 10 years working in social housing and social care commissioning.

Website: http://cottsway.co.uk/

My weekly Telegraph column has made me realise how much one issue dominates in the UK

When I write about it 500,000 people read the column, rather than the normal 50,000. What’s more, when I write about other subjects, I see how often this problem is the root cause of other problems. It is housing – or rather the lack of housing – and the failure of any government to tackle… Read more

Written by Alex Proud | Posted on 28th January 2015

Gallerist and club owner Alex Proud is the founder of Proud Galleries and Proud Camden and appears on Channel 4's Four Rooms. He writes a regular column for Telegraph Men

Website: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/alex-proud/

50 blogs in 50 days: the story of the housing crisis (#homesforbritain)

On March 17, Homes for Britain is staging the biggest housing rally in a generation! 2,500 representatives from across the housing sector will come together in the heart of Westminster to urge all political parties to back our call: end the housing crisis within a generation. In the next 50 days leading up to the… Read more

Written by James Grant | Posted on 27th January 2015

James is a Digital Officer at the National Housing Federation and is managing the Homes for Britain blog. | Email: james.grant@housing.org.uk | Tel: 020 7067 1189 | Mob: 0777 583 85 31 | Twitter: @bristoljames |

Website: http://www.housing.org.uk