Faculty Advisor

Matson, Stephen L.

Faculty Advisor

Theyel, Gregory


Public services within the Borough of Merton are experiencing recruitment and retention problems with key workers. Information was gathered on housing schemes for essential workers in Merton, London, and other countries. We surveyed and interviewed key workers, public service managers, and estate agents. There are key worker affordability problems, non-housing managers, and a lack of awareness of housing solutions. It is recommended that Merton increase advertising of housing solutions and work closer with other departments, key worker organisations, and Boroughs.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs