Saturday, April 1, 2023

New innovative housing pilot for key workers in Thurrock


THURROCK is opening its doors to the best and brightest to live and work in the borough as part of a housing pilot scheme for key workers.

Starting imminently, the scheme will provide newly qualified or front-line, key workers with affordable accommodation for a one year term while they settle in to the community.

A key worker is an employee who provides a vital service, usually in the health or education sectors.

Beginning with eight four-bedroom properties, workers will have to meet criteria to qualify for assistance and – by sharing the property – will benefit from reduced rents and deposits than if they were privately renting on their own.

Leader of the Council, and Portfolio Holder for Housing, Cllr Rob Gledhill shared his support for the scheme. He said: “We know that housing stock is very precious, however, I’m very pleased to support these homes being made available to people with skills that Thurrock desperately needs.”

Cllr James Halden, Portfolio Holder for Education and Health, said: “In a competitive marketplace, we are showing real leadership in attracting these talented people to Thurrock in some much needed roles.

“Thurrock is full of exciting opportunities and we want people to come and be part of building a better borough together.”


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