Since 2010 home ownership in Swindon has declined and rented accommodation has become increasingly unaffordable for many. More people are sleeping rough on our streets and the number of families in temporary accommodation has increased.
A Labour-led council knows that #SwindonDeservesBetter and would seek to address this by all measures available to it.
We will also seek to improve the service council tenants receive for reporting and fixing housing repairs, build specialised housing for adults with learning disabilities, the elderly, and teenagers leaving care to ensure they do not have to live away from their families and transfer community green open spaces to Parish Councils to protect them from development.
For Swindon to thrive, people must be able to afford decent homes. Good quality housing underpins the health and productivity of the town and will help to ensure our children get the best possible start in life. Labour believes our housing policies will put Swindon on course to achieve this.
#SwindonDeservesBetter than the current lack of vision and action to tackle its housing problems.
Swindon needs a Labour Council which will build more council houses, improve the offer to private renters and properly address homelessness.