Housing Benefit is vital in supporting people with their housing costs and in ensuring people’s housing stability. Crisis has long called for reform of housing benefit to better support housing stability and to remove barriers to work but strongly believes that the proposed cuts will not achieve these ends, will adversely affect some of the most disadvantaged in society and are likely to lead to an increase in homelessness. This policy briefing discusses the housing benefit cuts and their implications for policy.
Briefing that sets out the policy context around tackling homelessness and addressing the mental health needs of homeless people. It also examines what considerations need to be made when planning, designing and delivering mental health services for homeless people and highlights examples of good practice.
Educational performance appears to be one of the main barriers which stop people moving out of poverty. Yet studies indicate that poorer children are still failing to achieve their educational potential.
This briefing paper looks at the importance of education for social mobility.
This briefing has been co-produced with Carers UK. It is common for people to be unsure about what reablement is, and for family and friends to be uncertain about what it means for them. This At a glance briefing is designed to help people understand what reablement is, and what family and friends can do to help. Resource published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in March 2012. Review date March 2015.
This briefing has been co-produced with the Clinical Innovation and Research Centre of the Royal College of General Practitioners. This At a glance briefing focuses on research and practice evidence about reablement and explains the implications for GPs and primary care teams. It also provides a case example demonstrating the advantages of reablement at the individual and service levels. Resource published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
This briefing has been co-produced with the ADASS Older Persons Network. This At a glance briefing outlines research and practice evidence about reablement and describes what is required for successful implementation. It provides links to evidence and information freely available online and presents two case examples of the impact reablement can have on the population and on local authority budgets. Resource published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in March 2012. Review date March 2015.
Briefing that draws on evidence from research to show how potential policy decisions in the Budget would affect poor places and people in the UK.
It looks at six issues: raising the income tax threshold; tax credits, work incentives and poverty rates; the ‘mansion tax’ and housing; increasing housing supply; older people; and funding social care.
Report that explores how a key population group, young adults, feel about their drinking and what influences their choices with a view to identifying the strategies most likely to change norms around alcohol, norms that are currently on a trajectory of increasing cost and burden for society.
CIH Scotland and the SFHA commissioned the authors to write a short discussion paper that considers the scope and implications of devolving UK-reserved Housing Benefit (HB) to Scotland.
The first section outlines the policy context and the second section explores the practicalities, risks and challenges of devolving housing benefit under current constitutional arrangements (that is, with social security treated as a reserved function).
Briefing that presents new evidence on the changing demographics of people who rent privately, particularly families with children, and considers how they are faring in an under-pressure market in which they have little consumer power.
It also explores the wider social and economic impacts of the rapid growth in private renting.