A HOUSING association In Huddersfield has been making the “positive” case for social housing in a meeting with MPs and peers at Westminster.

Edgerton-based Sadeh Lok Housing Group joined seven other housing associations in explaining their work to support communities.

The visit follows Sadeh Lok’s success in winning the Northern Housing Consortium’s “Big Society” Award for its work to tackle joblessness through its community employment project Up & Running.

Sadeh Lok chief executive Paul Dolan said: “The aim of showing the work of Sadeh Lok and other leading housing associations is to demonstrate to MPs and peers that the housing sector undertakes innovative, crucial work day in, day out, to support individuals and communities.”

Sadeh Lok manages 1,000 properties in Kirklees, Wakefield and Rotherham to provide homes for single people, couples, families, older people and the disabled.