Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
New portal to help Londoners find an affordable home
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a new online property portal that offers Londoners a one-stop shop where they can search for an affordable home to buy in the capital.
The Homes for Londoners portal, which aims to help Londoners who can’t afford to buy a home on the open market, already lists over 1,400 shared ownership and 230 Help to Buy properties. The portal will list genuinely affordable homes to buy that have been built through the Mayor’s Homes for Londoners programme. Last year the programme saw 12,526 genuinely affordable homes started, with approximately half these homes for affordable homeownership, alongside 2,826 new homes based on social rent levels.
Khan said: “Here at City Hall, we’re doing everything we can to make sure all Londoners are able to buy a good-quality, affordable place to live in the city to call home. The Homes for Londoners website is a fantastic one-stop shop, bringing together affordable homes into one place for people who would struggle to buy in the open market. More and more homes will be added to the portal, so I urge Londoners to get online, set up a free account, and start browsing.”