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.
This report explores the interaction between housing and neighbourhood trends across the UK throughout the economic downturn and the start of the recovery.
Research on the overall priorities of homeless service users in Scotland.
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.
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.
The removal of the Supporting People ring fence in 2008 eliminated any requirement on local authorities to spend a specified amount on housing support and account for housing support expenditure on a separate basis.
Housing support providers and stakeholders raised concerns that that this would have a negative effect on the long term provision of housing support in Scotland. In answer to these concerns, the HSEU decided to undertake research to monitor the effects of this change on housing support
provision over time.
Every political party's election manifesto should include an outline of long term entitlements to highlight a commitment to treating older people fairly, according to a report by housing and care provider Housing 21, Fair ageing: the challenge of our lifetime. The report brings together key messages and themes to emerge from a series of events organised by the Fabian Society for Housing 21 in partnership with Counsel and Care - the Fairness in an Ageing Society programme.
This report commissioned as part of JRF's Housing Market Taskforce programme, discusses the impact of the recession and change of government on the funding of social housing and sets out how affordable social housing can be delivered in the future.
The shortage of affordable housing means that young people face major constraints in their housing choices. This puts increasing pressure on them to get their first move into the housing market right or risk losing out altogether. With many young people still aspiring to own a home, what are their experiences of moving through the housing system? What changes would they like to see?