Towards the end of 2013 evidence emerged in England and Wales that the recent cuts to Housing Benefit, coupled with the increase in Jobseekers Allowance sanctions, are putting some families at risk of losing their homes, in addition to impacting upon social landlords’ ability to prevent and alleviate homelessness.
Report that provides detailed insight into how tenants have prepared for, and reacted to, the welfare reforms. The ten case studies provide real-life stories of the thought processes and experiences of tenants who have lived through changes to the welfare system.
Research that explores the continued evolution of the housing association sector and the challenges of delivering front-line and back-office services cost effectively.
It is designed to help to inform and develop a conversation within the industry, and to draw attention to the factors relevant to organisations considering outsourcing or shared services. It focuses primarily on housing associations.
Report that focuses on the initial perceptions of the impacts on landlords prior to the introduction of welfare reform changes. It includes a profile of the housing association sector in England, covering information which will help to clarify which associations might be disproportionately affected by changes, and a summary of the potential impacts on housing association landlords from the available literature.
Short piece of research into the practical challenges of developing and then managing mixed tenure developments in Scotland. A survey was sent out to local authorities and housing associations across Scotland in an attempt to gather information on some of the barriers or challenges associated with mixed tenure developments and how organisations have sought to overcome these. A developer perspective was also sought.
IPPR's strategy for tackling the complex problems facing housing in England.
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.
Report that captures the range of activities that housing providers are involved in to help residents into work. The report highlights particular approaches and projects that seem to be working and suggests ways in which housing providers could enhance their impact.
The report reflects on housing providers’ current approaches to tackling worklessness in order to provide recommendations to the government, welfare to work contractors, and the housing sector itself.
Briefing produced in association with the National Housing Federation, which outlines a number of routes that mental health providers and housing associations may wish to explore together to improve quality and reduce costs.
Report drawing attention to some of the symptoms of the shortage of affordable housing in Scotland. These include lengthening waiting lists, increased use of temporary accommodation, increased competition for decreasing numbers of lets and rising numbers of evictions. To counter these trends the report urges the Scottish Government to continue investing in affordable housing.