Social Housing and Worklessness

Despite all the wealth and opportunity London has to offer, the capital has one of the lowest employment rates in the UK. Unemployment and worklessness are particularly high among the quarter of Londoners who live in council or housing association homes.

The social housing and worklessness project set out to explore patterns of worklessness among London’s social tenants, and identify what more could be done to help London’s social tenants into employment.


This project was generously supported by

The Department for Culture Media and Sport


1 December 2012 | James Gregory, Jonathan Todd

Home-Work: Helping London’s Social Tenants into Employment Identifying the pressures that keep social tenants from work, this report offers recommendations as to how they could be encouraged and supported into employment.

Alexander Edward


09.00–11.00 6 December 2012 | Venue: Beormund Community Centre

Home-Work Report Launch Home-Work assesses the links between social housing and worklessness in London, identifies pressures that can keep council and housing association tenants from entering the world of work, and...