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December 2019 - Historical reports

“Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it”

Well, Dwell hasn’t been ignoring it, but we do seem to be stuck in it! The problems of housing have been with us far too long, as these images of old publications show.

Report 03

Our thanks to an original trustee of Wellington Housing Trust. She cleared out her library and sent us these old papers and reports.

Report 01

Report 02

This report on Wellington's housing problems was written in the mid-1970s! Yes, the list of housing issues was written over 40 years old - we'd probably write the same list today!

But we refuse to be depressed by this! Knowing we are in a long line of passionate people working for something better helps us stay energised. As do these great words from our ex-trustee:

"I find it both exciting to think how far Dwell has come since our early beginnings – and sad that worse housing challenges face the country today. However the work of Dwell continues to give me great hope and inspiration. You are playing a hugely important role at a practical level and modelling some of what is needed in wider systems change too!"

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Dwell Housing Trust provides affordable, quality housing for people in need or on a low income. We are more than a landlord - we ensure our tenants have access to the support they need and want to live well, do well and be well.

We believe that affordable, stable and healthy housing is a fundamental right, and that appropriate housing has long-lasting benefits for the people living within those households and the wider community.

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