housing

Report that considers how trends in longevity and tenure will affect the future cost of housing benefit for older people in the very long term.

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.

The UK 2012 National Reform Programme (NRP) articulates the actions that the government is taking to address the major structural reform challenges facing the UK identified by the European Council in June 2011. The NRP is presented under the Europe 2020 Strategy and is an essential element of the European Semester.

Article that looks at the data included in this release, outlining the methods and definitions before moving on to analyse the data for the last couple of years.

The results show that the financial crisis and subsequent recession had a significant impact on households.

Repot that aims to:

- Set out the evidence about older people’s housing at present: where older people are living, their aspirations and their attitudes about housing, particularly their attitudes to downsizing.
- Explore the social and economic benefits associated with providing more housing for older people.
- Make the case for increasing the supply of housing for older people and recommend policy changes that can support this.

Charter that set the standards and outcomes that all social landlords should aim to achieve when performing their housing activities.

The Charter has seven sections covering: equalities; the customer/landlord relationship; housing quality and maintenance; neighbourhood and community; access to housing and support; getting good value from rents and service charges; and other customers.

The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee agreed to conduct an inquiry into the progress towards the 2012 commitment in order that it could feed into the preparation for the legal requirement being placed on local authorities.

This approach allowed the Committee to engage positively with local authorities, housing associations, the voluntary sector and the Scottish Government to consider the achievement of the commitment and its impact on homeless people in Scotland.