housing

UK migrants and the private rented sector: a policy and practice report from the Housing and Migration Network

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.

Meeting the supported housing needs of black and minority ethnic communities (Better housing briefing 19)

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.

Affordable rented housing: creating flexibility for landlords and better outcomes for communities

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.

Families and households, 2001 to 2011

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.

Exploring the relationships between housing, neighbourhoods and mental wellbeing for residents of deprived areas

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.

Innovation: living together

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.

Under-occupation and the new policy framework: a report to the Housing Futures Network

Report commissioned by the Housing Futures Network as part of the Facing the Future work being carried out by Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research. The main report looks at wider changes to the sector and the financial challenges that it faces. It looks at under-occupation within social housing and explores in detail the implications of the proposed cuts to housing benefit that will affect under-occupiers of working age.

We must fix it: delivering the reform of the building sector to meet the UK's housing and economic challenges

The long-term record of UK housebuilders’ levels of output tells a story of consistent underdelivery. Largely unresponsive to increasing demand, the supply of new homes has been found inadequate a long time before the recent financial crisis, but the crash has made the situation even worse.

Age, home and community: a strategy for housing for scotland's older people: 2012 - 2021

Strategy that proposes ways in which we can all help to realise the aspirations of enabling older people to live independently at home.

It is aimed not only at those who are older now, but also at people preparing for retirement, who need to consider options for older age before they reach it. The focus is on prevention and giving people the choices they need to live the best lives possible.

Evaluation of local housing strategies co-production pilots with disabled people

The evaluation involved a literature review to consider the co-production approach in more depth and understand how it is applied in other sectors. This showed that coproduction is best described by its underlying principles and values rather than by a precise definition. The term refers to the empowerment of service users and frontline staff to achieve an agreed outcome or service, usually, but not always, within a social care context. Services are developed ‘with’ and ‘by’ people rather than ‘for’ them, and the engagement should be from beginning to end of the process.