As the demand for more social housing grows, we see more new buildings appear across cities in the UK, while old buildings continue to fall apart and remain in many scenarios, in unlivable conditions.
Housing activist Kwajo Tweneboa sheds light on the poor conditions in social housing and explains that this has a direct effect on an individual's physical and mental health. Social housing across the UK lacks suitable conditions that allow residents to live comfortably and safely in their homes.
Applying innovation to the structures, material and systems we use can open the door and the building of long lasting, affordable and comfortable housing for the growing population of people in need of homes. Goldsmith Street in Norwich City Centre, a high density and green social housing design by Mikhail Riches shows what is possible. Healthy Homes can mean more money in the pockets regarding the cost of bills as a result of strategic design processes and a healthy mind through the comfort and stability of living in a safe environment.