Hidden homes

Creating homes, reducing crime

The hidden homes initiative is a practical response to residents' concerns about disused areas on estates.

Some of which were dark, isolated or unobserved areas that served no useful purpose and sometimes attracted anti-social behaviour and increased residents' sense of fear or dissatisfaction.

Residents and the council were united in finding a solution to these problems; the hidden homes initiative provided the solution.

The success of the initiative is that much needed affordable homes are created whilst crime is designed out of the community.