Affordable Housing in the Uk

Affordable Housing in your Area |
The need to know guide… |
Inside you will find details of how you can access housing in Rugby with a specific focus on affordable housing. You will find information on housing providers and services available for you to access.   |


Differentiating between a Neighbourhood and a Community                                                       Page 2

What Affordable Housing Is In My Area?   Page 4

How is the need for housing in the UK changing?   Page 6

What this means for Young People and Older People Page 10

How can I get involved with Orbit? Page 12

Partnership Working in Rugby Page 14

Poorly performing Housing Providers Page 17

So what’s the difference between your neighbourhood and your community?          
It is hard to give a full definition of a neighbourhood as more often than not there are no set boundaries and many complexities that make up neighbourhoods. The following quote describes a neighbourhood:
"A neighbourhood is a delineated area within physical boundaries where people identify their home and where they live out and organise their private lives. There is a strong social component to neighbourhoods. People connect with their neighbours in many, often unspoken ways - security, cleanliness, the environment, social behaviour, networks and conditions, nuisance, access to basic services such as schools, doctors, transport and shops". Anne Power (1999) Neighbourhood Management, LSE CASE paper 31.
Often neighbourhoods have many social networks that allow people who live there to interact with each other. Young people often have “territories” as their neighbourhoods.
A community could be defined as a group of people that interact with each other and in live in the same proximity to each other (such as the street you live in). The word community is usually...