UWCM, Heath Park
Housing plays a central role in our everyday lives. The importance of good quality, well managed and affordable housing in addressing social problems such as poverty and ill-health, was firmly established in the era of Nineteenth Century Victorian social reform. 21st century housing policy and practice continues to strive to meet the aim of a decent and affordable home for all people but within the context of debates about 'joined-up thinking', social exclusion, devolved government and the seemingly intractable problems of homelessness and unstable housing markets. More than ever before there is a need for highly skilled, motivated and effective housing professionals to work in the areas of housing policy and practice.