The UK Government has set the target of achieving net zero by 2050, and social housing will play a large role in achieving this goal.[1]

The Lancaster West Estate is a housing estate in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Following on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017, all levels of government committed to focusing on making Lancaster West a model 21st-century housing estate with the aim of becoming net zero by 2030. To help achieve this, the neighbourhood team consists of staff recruited in partnership with residents.

James Caspell, Director of the Lancaster West Neighbourhood Team, is responsible for the management and refurbishment of the Grenfell Tower estate. He is an award-winning leader and social innovator, with 20 years of experience in strategic and operational management in UK social housing and local government.

In this video, James shares five key lessons about how housing associations and local government can engage with residents and encourage them to go carbon neutral.

[1] Department for Business, Energy and Industrial (2021), Net-Zero Strategy

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The UK Government has set the target of achieving net zero by 2050 and the social housing sector will play a key role in meeting this goal. We heard from James Caspell, Neighbourhood Director (Lancaster West and Grenfell Housing Services), at Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, about improving engagement with the local community to gain their support for sustainable housing projects.

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