England ‘needs millions of homes to solve housing crisis’ BBC
According to a new report by the housing charity Shelter three million new social homes must be built in England over the next 20 years to help alleviate the ‘housing crisis’.
Johnnie Johnson Housing (JJH) welcomes this report and the attention it draws to the national crisis. The report highlights the range of housing needed across the social spectrum, but particularly that there are nearly 700,000 older people trapped in privately rented accommodation that offers little security or the adaptations they may need in later life.
JJH is addressing this through its new property development programme. The latest development at Layden Drive in Doncaster includes eight two-bedroomed shared ownership bungalows for over 55s. There will also be a bespoke bungalow for rent which has been designed to meet the needs of a household with family members suffering from an acute disability.
Lisa Johnson, Assistant Director of Development and Growth at JJH said “We’re really excited to be moving forward with our plans to build 1000 new homes over the next five years. We are passionate about being an outstanding housing provider and feel our development plans to create homes in a variety of tenure offers really helps people find homes they can afford and love to live in.”
Further information on the development at Layden Drive visit jjhousing.co.uk/laydendrive