This radical plan could be the way to get social housing back on track | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Stop demonising people who need help with housing. A cross-party proposal for 3m affordable properties could allay the crisis

Home should be a sanctuary. Warm and safe, it is a place where a door can be firmly closed on the trials, threats and stresses of the outside world. A place you can rest, and enjoy your leisure time.

For as long as there have been people, they have needed homes. In Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, warmth and rest sit alongside food and water at the base of the pyramid. In his theory, only when those basic needs are met can we concern ourselves with higher goals.

Related: England needs 3m new social homes by 2040, says cross-party report

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Source: The Guardian: Homelessness

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