Care and support

The latest news, opinion and analysis on sheltered and supported housing, home care, and work with vulnerable groups including the homeless and rough sleepers.

First-time buyers, mortgage, homeowner, property ladder

Home ownership will become 'exclusive members club'


Owning a home will be a privilege of the rich and an ‘exclusive members club’, if current trends continue, a report by the National Housing Federation (NHF) has warned. 

Southwark Council owned block damaged by fire

Lakanal House to be brought back into use


Plans to refurbish the south London tower block where six tenants died in a devastating fire five years ago have been outlined.


Government to redefine term Traveller


The government plans to tighten up planning rules to allow councils to limit the number of authorised Gypsy and Traveller sites in their areas. 

Aerial London

London's 'Endies' squeezed out of capital


Working Londoners on modest incomes need a new set of housing solutions or are in danger of being forgotten and pushed to the edges of society, a report published today has said. 

Scotland will vote on their independence

What's on in the housing sector this week - 15-19 Sept


A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 15 - 19 September

community work

Social landlord launches £60m community investment project


City West Housing Trust has launched a £60m investment project to transform its communties in Salford.

Dramatic increase in assaults on housing staff

Dramatic increase in assaults on housing staff


Survey reveals physical abuse directed at housing staff has escalated

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Keeping up progress


The latest diversity commission needs to force associations to demonstrate commitment


Eight out of 10 people


The public believe that government plays a role in the housing crisis


Rough measures


The GLA rejected an adjustment to the first homelessness social impact bond to keep rough sleeping figures down, Heather Spurr reports

Jane Aschroft

Older care


With the growth of an older population the time is long overdue for the creation of a minister for older people, argues Jane Ashcroft

Managing director, Gentoo Operations

Standing up to violence


Abuse against women is everyone’s problem


Billing problems


Most people want central government to pay for their care services in the future, Heather Spurr writes

Bill Randall

Keep our doors open for abuse victims


Cuts to refuges for women are endangering lives, says Bill Randall

Heather Spurr

Ideas Exchange


A Policy Exchange report on social housing is heavy on criticism but light on facts, says Heather Spurr

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