01 July 2020
A briefing on research supporting the Homes at the Heart campaign
For many people, our homes have been important places of refuge and safety during this pandemic – but for countless others across the country, home has felt less like a sanctuary and more like a prison. Inadequate housing and cramped conditions are making lockdown even more unbearable for millions of people right now.
To support the Homes at the Heart campaign, we have explored the reality of lockdown life for people in Britain today. This involved in the first instance analysis of the extent and nature of overcrowding in England, as evidenced through the English Housing Survey. Secondly, we commissioned YouGov to ask more than 4,000 British adults about the types of issues they have been facing during lockdown.
The findings contained in this report represent just a small part of what we found. We plan to spotlight more of these issues as the campaign progresses.
Throughout the summer and autumn, we are planning a series of media stories, social media campaign activities and targeted engagement with politicians to create a consensus that social housing must be at the heart of our country’s recovery.Support the campaign