Housing – UK Government assessment

Progress assessment

Limited progress

There have been legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections but very limited evidence of sustained improvements in the enjoyment of human rights on this issue

While there has been an ongoing commitment to reduce homelessness, with additional funding and stronger prevention duties for local authorities, this has been insufficient to prevent a continued rise in homelessness and rough sleeping. Some steps have been taken to improve living conditions – for example the launch of a consultation on raising accessibility standards. However, many people still live in overcrowded, insecure or poor quality housing. There remains a chronic shortage of accessible homes, which has an adverse impact on the lives of disabled and older people. Gypsies, Roma and Travellers and asylum seekers face particular housing challenges.

Read more about the UK and Welsh Governments’ actions on housing.

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 18/03/2021