A decent place to live

A new housing report commissioned by UNISON paints a shocking picture of the UK’s housing crisis, while offering a positive vision for the future of affordable housing

general secretary Christina McAnea with UNISON members outside a London hospital

Blog: How to start solving the housing crisis

Our communities need public services and they need the people providing those services living close by

Article on the UNISON National site.

New policies pose a huge risk to the future of social housing

Right to Buy reforms could divert funding away from new council housing, says UNISON

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Affordable housing and the impact on recruitment and retention of key workers

UNISON has commissioned research into the housing issues facing workers across public services in the UK

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON contributes to London housing consultation

Union stresses the need for any definition of key workers to include all those in public services, not just those in uniform

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

How COVID-19 has deepened the housing crisis

“It’s been hard. So hard. We’ve been counting each slice of bread we eat.”

Article on the UNISON National site.

Housing problems worsen for members during the pandemic

UNISON survey set to reveal the scale of the problems caused for workers struggling to pay rent or mortgages

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘I’ve felt like I’m more at risk of exhaustion than COVID-19’

A homeless hostel team leader talks about how the coronavirus pandemic has made her and her colleagues’ jobs harder than ever

Tent of a homeless person in a commercial doorway

‘I’ve felt like I’m more at risk of exhaustion than COVID-19’

Homeless hostel team leader Sarah talks about how the coronavirus pandemic has made her and her colleagues’ jobs harder than ever

Article on the UNISON National site.

How to be a good lockdown neighbour

With everyone spending more time in their homes because of lockdown, the work of staff at housing associations is even more important in helping make sure everyone carries on being a good neighbour

Article on the UNISON National site.