housing

Tackling homelessness and exclusion: understanding complex lives

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.

Community Catalysts

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.

The housing guide for lesbian, gay and bisexual people

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.

How do we meet families’ aspirations for good housing and a good home?

Response to the Labour Party Housing Policy Review and its commitment to look across the housing system in its search for policy solutions.

Scotland's people: annual report 2009/2010 - Scottish household survey

The Scottish Household Survey (SHS) is a continuous survey based on a sample of the general population in private residences in Scotland.

Living well at home inquiry

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.

Housing and neighbourhoods monitor 2011: fragility and recovery

This report explores the interaction between housing and neighbourhood trends across the UK throughout the economic downturn and the start of the recovery.

Improving housing outcomes for young people: practical ideas

This paper presents 27 practical examples drawn from the housing sector which seek to improve housing outcomes for young people; focuses on detailed work in Northamptonshire, but draws on case studies from across the UK; and shares ideas for possible replication.

It was produced as one output from a three-year programme of research and development aiming to achieve better housing outcomes for young people in the UK.

Challenge question: how can we help tackle child poverty – our main business is housing and tenancy issues?

Child Poverty challenge question postcards on housing published by Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services (C4EO). This downloadable postcard present challenge questions from C4EO’s research. The questions act as checklists to stimulate multi-agency thinking and help you develop your Child Poverty strategy and practice. There are questions for strategic leaders in children’s services, housing professionals, health professionals and frontline practitioners.