The weekly clap for key workers and the street parties for VE Day certainly indicate that a sense of community spirit is returning to these shores.

We need to ensure that this renewed sense of community spirit is channelled into dealing with issues that have blighted the property sector for years.

It is great to see the forming of "Homes for Heroes", a national alliance of housing associations, public figures, business leaders and manufacturers of modular homes which is calling on the government to build 100,000 modularly-constructed affordable homes for key workers.

This initiative will reward key workers as well as help to combat the housing crisis.