The Importance of Innovation

The Importance of Innovation

Written by Leadership 2025 participant, Jehan Weerasinghe, published by 24housing magazine.

What does innovation mean?  Well, for me, what it certainly isn’t is a handful of individuals sitting around in a lab work-shopping cool ideas to trial.

It’s about responding to challenges and finding new solutions that can work.

Housing has many challenges: the shortage of affordable homes in areas of high demand; the affordability of running a home for social housing tenants; universal credit; skills shortages in the building industry; environmental sustainability of homes; fuel poverty.

I could keep going.

With challenges like these, it’s clear we need to think differently while also staying true to our core mission of providing safe, affordable and warm homes….

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