Uprise proudly builds homes which meet the Mayor's London Plan and decent Home specifications. No "pocket" undersized homes from us! Space matters, floor to ceiling windows in a room that is to small don't make the room any bigger. Space can affect life expectancy, relationships, health and well-being and even mental health outcomes. read RIBA's report on why space is so important. Uprise is committed to building resilient communities. Other developers might cut corners and make space vanish, claiming land is expensive - all our homes meet the Mayor's Plan for London. We're building for your future.
Eligibility The UK Housing market is changing significantly. Swathes of London are becoming an asset class, unoccupied homes bought off plan or under favorable buy-to-let or buy-to-leave deals. These are being sold in the Far or Middle East to people and companies with no intention of living in these properties. This doesn't make for resilient communities, but highly securitized, prime property, darkened ghettoes. They are just another means to generate a financial return on a safe investment.
This causes London house prices to increase, leaving Londoners who want to buy, left amongst Generation Rent. People in London have to save £179,248 for their deposit on an average London property costing £503,431, where average earnings are £35,238 a year. A Londoner’s average rent bill is £1,500. Home ownership is being reduced to stargazing aspiration and Uprise is about to change that!
With mentoring and advocacy, our social tenants , the women from fragmented or destructive backgrounds can repair fragile social bonds through local solutions by asking what assets already exist in them and how these assets can be built on for the benefit of the community. With a mentor and an advocate they can embark on this process of healing and an internal journey. From the inside out.
ABCD (Asset Based Community Development) reverses the power structure in delivery of services: it is about growing inherent strengths and instead of asking “how can we help you?” asks , “what do you already have and what can you already do?”
When Andy Rose was appointed chief executive of the UK government’s Homes and Communities Agency last year he said: ‘It is clear that continued delivery in the sector depends on the ever closer integration of the public and private sectors.”
In an interview with Social Housing Magazine Rose said: “The aim is to work with the private sector efficiently and bring in private sector capital alongside public funding. The pressure to move in this direction is greater when the public sector is constrained although public sector capital should always be seen as a scarce resource.”