Posted on 18 June 2012
Rebecca Tunstall was one of a number of leading academics working in the field of social mobility and social housing to be interrogated by the Parliamentary Taskforce in their quest to discover:
The findings overall showed that the fact of living in social housing was not a direct cause of social disadvantage, in spite of the strong correlation between the two experiences. Those in difficult circumstances were commonly allocated social housing, and continued to experience problems in this setting. A key factor in improving outcome was to avoid stigmatising the social housing sector by the use of mixed-income communities. Also fundamental to the success of social housing was the quality of the housing management service.
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