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Housing Associations

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what role housing associations have in (a) the provision of voluntary and community services and (b) the development and delivery of policies to tackle social exclusion. [114351]

Many housing associations deliver and manage housing in some of the most deprived areas of the country. They often provide or organise additional services for the community, such as neighbourhood wardens or community and youth facilities. They work closely with local authorities and other partners to tackle social exclusion in deprived areas and to deliver thriving communities. In addition the Housing Corporation's Community and Training Enabling programme empowers housing association tenants to take an active part in community initiatives.