Ensuring everyone has access to housing that is warm, safe and affordable is one of the key challenges we want to help tackle. In the summer of 2019, we worked with partners to promote Scottish Government’s plans for Housing to 2040. We explored and showcased lessons from a range of housing projects across Scotland, and engaged the public through an exhibition and a series of workshops.
Our work with housing associations, local authorities and NatureScot has also shown that green solutions to rainwater drainage can save money and free up space for more homes. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how valuable greenspace is to mental health and wellbeing, and that we can afford it.
When I got my keys, I felt the weight and burden had lifted… Now, health-wise, my kids are kids. They’re not limited with illness or GP visits or hospital admissions. In our old house [my daughter] was coughing, had headaches and wouldn’t go out. Now she’s never in!
TENANT OF FRASER AVENUE REGENERATION, WHICH WAS FEATURED IN OUR HOUSING TO 2040 CONSULTATION
This is one of the short stories featured in our Corporate Strategy for 2021-31.
Read the full document here.
Image description: Fraser Avenue regeneration, Inverkeithing. Kingdom Housing Association with 7N Architects & RankinFraser Landscape Architecture. There is a green banner with the words Making a difference in practice and the hashtag Great Places Scotland
Image credit: Gordon Burniston
Updated: March 2021