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Social housing needs more money says Douglas councillor

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Social housing on the Island is 'underfunded' according to a Douglas councillor. 

Devon Watson says it's not given any 'priority' by government but adds the authority has worked with the Department of Infrastructure to increase maintenance budgets.

The local authority has also put measures in place to try and prevent people from being missed but says its dealing with 'decades' worth of problems. 

Councillor Watson says a 10-year plan will be introduced to solve some of the issues.

Local Democracy Reporter Emma Draper has been speaking to him:

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