Much has been written about the association
between social housing and worklessness, some of it even suggesting
that housing providers are part of the problem, holding back
successive generations of tenants.
In January 2011, Riverside North East
hosted a panel discussion in Gateshead on the topic at a critical
moment in the policy debate.
Four leading players discussed the
issues, chaired by Richard Moss, the BBC's North East and Cumbria
Political Editor and presenter of The Politics Show. Panellists
included Kate Welch of the Acumen Community Trust, Deborah
Shackleton, Group Chief Executive of Riverside, and Katie
Schmuecker of the Institute for Public Policy Research.
Watch our short interviews with the panelists:
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expanding range of services in the area is also available here