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.
Report that highlights how 40% of current levels of public expenditure could have been avoided had there been a greater focus on helping people avoid recourse to more expensive interventions.
Report on behalf of the Housing and Migration Network which is the ﬁrst national report to explore the needs and experiences of new migrants living in the private rented sector, to examine practical solutions to problems and to propose policy changes.
Briefing that looks at steps taken to meet the supported housing needs of black and minority ethnic communities in the following five areas: mental health, young people experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, young parents and older people.
People have different needs and desires for housing. Some want to rent privately because it suits their lifestyle; many want to buy their own home; and some want to live in affordable rented housing because it provides the low-cost home and long-term security they need. As a result, there is a range
of housing options in Scotland.
This consultation focuses on one of these options: affordable rented housing.
Bulletin that presents annual statistics on the number of families by type, people in families by family type and children in families by type.
A family is a married, civil partnered or cohabiting couple with or without children, or a lone parent with at least one child. Children may be dependent or nondependent.
Types of family include married couple families, cohabiting couple families and lone parent families.
Housing-led regeneration has been shown to have limited effects on mental health. Considering housing and neighbourhoods as a psychosocial environment, regeneration may have greater impact on positive mental wellbeing than mental ill-health.
This study examined the relationship between the positive mental wellbeing of residents living in deprived areas and their perceptions of their housing and neighbourhoods.
Fim that highlights two innovative approaches to meeting people's accommodation needs.
The first is an example of ‘Shared Lives', a service provided by individuals and families in local communities who offer accommodation and support in their family home to people who are unable to live independently.
The second is ‘Home Share', a simple way of helping people to help each other. The film shows two people with different sets of needs, both of whom also have something to offer each other.