Report that provides a historic backdrop to the work of housing associations over the last eight decades or so in relation to their record of tackling poverty, disadvantage and inequality. The report also explores how housing associations have evolved as social investors.
Finally, it asks whether housing associations have contributed to embedding poverty, disadvantage and inequality in the communities where they work or are transformative localised agencies helping their tenants to enhance their life chances.
This research addresses the increasing need for research to inform policy and practice development that is sensitive to the diversity of the UK's multiethnic population. Emphasis was given to the importance of ensuring that any guidance developed and promoted should be regularly appraised in light of the evolving social world and ethical and scientific standards. Research published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in March 2011.