22 February 2021
Following the launch of the Archbishops’ report on the housing crisis, Coming Home, the Revd Richard Teal and Carolyn Lawrence, President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, have made the following statement:
“We welcome this report and are glad to have been able to contribute to this valuable research through the secondment of a member of staff to the team.
“The people who suffer the most as a result of our national housing crisis are the poorest and the most marginalised in our society. Covid has exacerbated this and the major structural challenges we face as a community are likely to become more apparent as millions more find themselves vulnerable to losing their homes or being unable to afford good quality housing.
“We need new and ambitious ideas to enable a positive environment where quality affordable housing is available to all and we hope that this report will be a catalyst towards an achievable vision for homes for every individual and family which allow for human flourishing.”
The Methodist Church supported the Commission through the secondment of Joint Public Issues Intern, Dan Simpson, to the team working on the research behind the report.