Local trusts: helping them help Londoners

Providing community services, space and connections is getting tougher. Historically the domain of churches and temples and technically a council responsibility, this key element of local support relies on vulnerable funding – and lots of good will. Local trusts have been delivering that support for decades, and it may be time for them to play a bigger role.

Alumni Network: Alternative housing delivery models

Modern housing development

This is a guest post by FoL Alumni Rep Michael Westbrook, Housing Strategy & Commissioning Manager, LB Haringey. Housing is always a popular topic for alumni events, and this was no exception with around 40 people gathered to discuss alternative housing models over coffee and croissants at British Land’s head offices … Read more

London’s councils can learn from each other on tackling the housing crisis

Kings Crescent, Hackney (courtesy of Hackney Council)

A lack of skills and experience in delivering homes is holding some London councils back. Future of London aims to tackle that issue, as Deputy Chief Executive Nicola Mathers explains (as first appeared on Inside Housing, 20 October 2018) This week Future of London launched its new Council-Led Housing Forum, a three-year programme of events … Read more

Making Housing Delivery Models Work for London – report

With no major help coming in the Autumn Budget, the London housing industry – public, private and third sector – is getting on with business, with nearly 180,000 homes in the pipeline through local government models alone. This FoL/GVA report shows how.