Shelter's Evidence Submission to the Cave Review of Social Housing Regulation

By: Catherine Grannum  Published: February 2007


This is the evidence which Shelter has submitted to the Cave Review of Social Housing Regulation

Summary

The two groups whose needs are prioritised in the terms of reference for the review are existing tenants of RSLs, and the taxpayer.  In our view this misses out a crucial aspect of the role of RSLs as publicly-funded housing providers who have a duty to assist the local authority in addressing housing needs and homelessness in the local area.  RSLs have duties to the communities in which they operate, and to the communities most in need of the housing and support which they are in a position to provide. 

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