Place Alliance Launches New Report: Home Comforts
28 October 2020
This report summarises findings of a national survey of 2,500 households (representing 7,200 people) aimed at understanding how well or how poorly the design of our homes and their immediate neighbourhoods supported us during the period of coronavirus lockdown.
Findings showed that the majority felt comfortable in their homes, satisfied with their neighbourhood and a bolstered sense of community during lockdown. Unfortunately, if extrapolated across the UK, 11 million people were uncomfortable in their homes, 10 million felt no tangible change in community feeling, and 3 million suffered from poorly designed neighbourhoods that did not meet their basic everyday requirements. These findings were examined against a range of factors showing that those in newer homes were less happy and that we need to build our homes and neighbourhoods as decent places where people wish be.
- Read the report on the Place Alliance website.
- Read Matthew Carmona's blog post 'Home Comforts: Stress Testing Our Homes and Neighbourhoods During the Covid-19 Lockdown'
- Listen to Matthew Carmona discuss the report on BBC Radio 4's You and Yours - Loyalty Penalty; Lockdown Housing; Britbox
- Read an article about the report in The Planner: 'People should live ‘never more than 10 minutes’ from basic facilities'
- Read an article about the report in The Conversation: 'People living in newer homes found lockdown more difficult: new research'