“Good housing offers a stable foundation from which to build a home, and does so through providing shelter, security and space for family life and activities, privacy, personal identity and development. The home provides us with a sense of belonging and connection to where we live and acts as a springboard to develop other aspects of our life.”
Commission on Housing and Wellbeing:
A blueprint for Scotland’s future (June 2015)
Nothing is more important to the welfare of Scotland’s people than a good quality home that meets their needs and provides a safe, secure and long-term foundation for them to live happily and develop their potential. As well as being a crucial element of our country’s social wellbeing, housing is also intrinsically linked to its future economic growth and success.
So it is vital that all those living in Scotland have a full range of quality housing options available to suit their individual circumstances and that they understand what these are.
Did you know that improving access to fit-for-purpose and energy-efficient homes helps:
- support a reduction in overcrowding
- support sustainable communities and regeneration
- improve health and education outcomes
- fight fuel poverty
- tackle climate change
- increase mobility and productivity
Did you know that providing the homes Scotland’s needs also offers an exciting choice of careers, particularly for young people. Whether on-site or office-based, skilled trades or professional, there’s a role for everyone. Why not take a look at www.goconstruct.org to read about the sorts of different jobs available.
The case study below illustrates the experience of a new career in housing thanks to a graduate programme.
The case studies below also show how modern apprenticeships in the housing industry can change lives, create jobs and maintain our skills base.