Sleeping out in aid of a growing concern
On 10th November 2011 I will be taking part in a charity sleep out in London's Exhange Square in a bid to raise money for Centerpoint - the national charity geared towards helping young homeless people.
As a Director for housebuilder Miller Homes I have heard a number of alarming facts about the state of the nation’s housing supply. We are now looking at the worst housing shortage since World War II - a fact which could see tens of thousands left homeless by the end of the next decade. This is something I wish to draw attention in every way possible.
We are in a position where we have more households than houses. This is a dreadful situation and one that could have been avoided as we now stare down the barrel at a dreadful housing shortage. That said I strongly believe that everybody deserves to have a place they can call home and the government needs to ensure that future generations are able to afford what is wrongly now seen as a privilege rather than a right.
We regularly express our concerns that house prices are prohibiting an increasing number of people from home ownership but rarely do we consider the property supply itself. We must get to grips with the demand for housing before it is too late.
I'd be extremely grateful for any donation no matter how great or small as I try to raise as much as possible for such a worthwhile charity. To sponsor me simply visit http://www.justgiving.com/Sue-Warwick.
By Sue Warwick National Sales and Marketing Director