40% of residents 'live in housing that falls below acceptable living standard'



Four in 10 people in Britain live in homes which fail to meet an acceptable living standard, Shelter has said.
The housing charity has developed a "living home standard", designed to be the housing equivalent of the living wage, to measure what makes an acceptable home.
Research found that one in four people live in homes (27%) that fall below the standard because of their high cost, while almost one in five (18%) live in homes which fail because of poor conditions, including problems with persistent pests, damp or safety hazards.
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17 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 26
Source: Belper News
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