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.
A commonly-used test to assess the vulnerability of homeless people is ‘absurdly harsh’ and is creating a ‘north-south’ divide in terms of housing decisions, charities argued this week in the Supreme Court.
There has been a 12% rise in social housing repossessions in Wales this year, according to a leading homelessness charity.
A strike at homelessness charity Shelter has been suspended following last-ditch negotiations.
Only a ‘small number’ of tenants hit by the benefit cap have responded by moving house, a think tank report has said.
A small hostel operator has breached regulatory standards and is being helped by a larger landlord after finding it had ‘unanticipated’ liabilities.
Low income families are being forced out of the capital, Labour has said, after revealing a 27% drop in housing benefit claimants in central London.
Legislation might not be the best way of stopping ‘revenge evictions’ and more research should be done on the scale of the problem, according to a group of MPs.
Chris Holmes, who died on 2 December after a long struggle with illness, was a towering figure in the housing world for more than 40 years, writes Steve Hilditch
Inside Housing today broke the story about council staff’s fears for homeless people this winter due to budget cuts. Here is the data behind the story.
Housing costs have already stretched many people to the limit. What will happen if and when they rise again?, asks Jules Birch
The coalition government’s final autumn statement provided interesting reading, writes Emma Maier
Housing professionals have an important role in tackling modern day slavery
The population is getting older but housing providers are still in the nursery when it comes to being prepared
Housing associations seeking to expand into the extra care sector should consider the risks, says Louise Drew
Increased use of arcane vagrancy laws is just another sign that homelessness is yet to become an election issue, says Heather Spurr