UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Shelter report highlights Labour failure on housing says Teather

Press Release   •   Feb 01, 2010 11:15 GMT

"Housing costs are making the elderly more isolated and keeping families apart," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Housing Minister.

Commenting on today’s report by Shelter, which reveals the impact unaffordable housing is having on families, Sarah Teather said:

“This report highlights Labour’s failure to provide affordable housing and get a grip on the housing crisis.

“It is appalling that housing costs are making the elderly more isolated and keeping families apart.

“Allowing thousands of houses across the country to sit empty is nothing short of a scandal.  The cost of bringing these homes back into use is just a fraction of the cost of building, yet the Government is sitting idly by while they fall into disrepair.”