Regardless of tenure, we all need to have some degree of control and ownership over the place in which we live. What does it mean to feel ownership over the place where you live? A useful philosophical concept is ‘mastery.’ A level of security is also vital to quality of life. That means feeling safe in the day and at night. But it also means the right to remain in a place long-term and to maintain family and social networks offers protection and gives greater resilience in the face of misfortune.

  • Ability to influence your neighbourhood: Including co-production and participation in design,
    influence over local decisions and potentially involvement in management.
  • Feeling Safe: Neighbourhoods where people can feel safe, inside and out and about, at all times of day and night.
  • Permanence, affordability and security: Homes that provide affordable long term homes with security of tenure.