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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research


These two short projects looked at the crisis in the recruitment and retention of key workers in these highly pressured housing markets on the edge of London.

Interviews with employers and staff representatives were undertaken to explore how far the problem could be resolved by the provision of designated key worker housing. The study found that many key workers do not wish to live close to their workplace, and others do not wish to live in specially designated ‘health service’ or ‘education’ housing, making it a difficult problem to address.

CCHPR Contact


Elmbridge Borough Council

Runnymede Borough Council

Project Start Date

1st May 2004