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Decent homes need decent spaces

An action plan to improve open spaces in social housing areas

Prepared by CABE and the National Housing Federation in partnership with Neighbourhoods Green and over 30 social landlords.

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Decent homes need decent spaces is about how social landlords can provide more opportunities for people to enjoy the space on their doorsteps, whether they want to relax, experience nature, grow vegetables, play, compete in sport, or just chat with their neighbours.

The action plan sets out 10 priorities for change:

  1. Commit to quality
  2. Involve residents
  3. Know the big picture
  4. Make the best use of funding
  5. Design for local people
  6. Develop training and skills
  7. Maintain high standards
  8. Make places feel safe
  9. Promote healthy living
  10. Prepare for climate change

It is led by CABE and the National Housing Federation with support from social landlords and associated organisations across the country.

Learn more about the advice that we provide for social landlords.

Published on 6 July 2010

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Rookwod House Association on

To improve the woodland adjoining Roodwood House we are in need of funds, the woodlands are overgrowen and residents cannot use them, Our initial project using BCTV volunteers and tree surgeons we estimate would cost around £6,000, as yet we have only a few hundred pounds with a promise of another £500 from Devon and Cornwall Housing

Yours faithfully
D Smith