This briefing focuses on how environmental housing conditions can affect the health and well-being of children. The concern is the immediate physical structure or environment rather than other elements of the accommodation, such as the neighbourhood or the appropriateness of the housing for disabled children.
Evaluation of the Enhanced Housing Options Trailblazers programmes run by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) with support from the Department of Work and Pensions,
The programmes aim to develop innovative approaches to delivering housing options/advice services. They offer housing advice to people with low and medium housing need as well as those with acute need, and link housing and wider advice about a range of issues such as training and employment, financial management, and access to benefits.
As a result of the recommendations of the Barker Review of Housing Supply in 2004, the Department of Communities and Local Government in England commissioned the construction of an econometric model of regional housing markets in order to examine the effects of different levels of housing construction on long-run affordability.The model has been regularly used as part of the policy making process in England.
Report that assesses how much social housing tenants could be described as "socially excluded‟ in 2000, and whether and if so, how and by how much this had changed by 2011.
It explores how much any change in the social exclusion of social housing residents can be attributed to housing and regeneration policies, and how much to other factors, including broader housing and social exclusion policy, and economic and social change.
Paper that summarises findings from four projects examining the interaction between homelessness and other support needs.
It also looks at services for people with complex needs and suggests ways that policy and practice can more effectively tackle homelessness.
Website of a company that seeks to harness the talents of people and communities to provide imaginative solutions to complex social issues and care needs.
A Community Interest Company established by and working in close partnership with the charity NAAPS UK.
Guide that provides an introduction to housing rights for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. It provides information about renting accommodation, people's rights as a tenant and what to do if at risk of becoming homeless or are homeless.
The guide will also be useful if you for a worker or a family member who is offering support to a lesbian, gay or bisexual person.
Response to the Labour Party Housing Policy Review and its commitment to look across the housing system in its search for policy solutions.
The Scottish Household Survey (SHS) is a continuous survey based on a sample of the general population in private residences in Scotland.
Amidst the national interest in the growing need for care and support for an ageing population, this report highlights the importance of the home in the current debate.
Unsuitable housing is often the reason why an older person must go into expensive residential care or must stay in hospital; suitable housing means independence for longer and a good quality of life in older age.