housing

Paper that examines the notion of ‘cohousing’; draws on examples of cohousing from outside the UK; and assesses the potential for cohousing in the UK.

It was commissioned as part of the JRF programme on A Better Life, which aims to increase our understanding of what can help older people with high support needs now and in the future.

Report that documents authors' perspectives and then examine some of the relevant literature on the potential of personalisation, co-production, mutuality and concepts of the family.

It presents the findings of an online survey of  younger LGB adults (30–69) who were asked to consider how and where they would like to live in older age, particularly if they have high support needs. 

Series of case studies, which provide practical examples of bringing together housing, health and care, deliver savings of between £2,946 and £17,992 a year compared to less integrated pathways.

One of three papers which explores the practicalities of delivering housing for older people and maximising the benefits to health and wellbeing.

Briefing from a four-year study to provide an independent analysis of the impact on homelessness of recent economic and policy developments in Scotland. Key areas of interest include the homelessness effects of the post 2007 economic recession and the housing
market downturn.

Practice examples, recorded between January 2011 and July 2012, on Housing with Care (HWC) for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) as part of their Better Life programme.

Report that explores the social impacts of the undersupply of housing on young people. Through quantitative and qualitative research, it was found that, although it is still a strong aspiration – with 88 per cent of young people aged 18–30 wanting to own their own home in 10 years’ time – homeownership is thought to be unattainable for a majority. Fifty-one per cent of those currently renting thought that they would not be able to own in the next 10 years.

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People launched an Inquiry in May 2012 to consider progress towards the adoption of the recommendations and the design criteria set out in a progressive report, Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation (HAPPI), published in December 2009.

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.

This investigation into accessible housing and the services of the UK’s housing providers was instigated following concerns raised by members of the Trailblazers network and their families when searching for accessible accommodation to rent or buy. Members reported having to wait years to find wheelchair-accessible homes, despite local authorities providing funds for adaptations to the homes of thousands of disabled people every year.