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.
Proposals to make residents wait 10 years before they can get on the housing register are set to be scrapped by an east London borough.
Private companies and charities should be allowed to compete with job centres to help people find work, a think tank close to David Cameron has said.
The housing sector is failing to embrace social media and communications officers are ‘boring, staid and corporate’, according to a housing chief executive.
Labour plans to force a parliamentary vote on the bedroom tax in the autumn, following the Liberal Democrat’s U-turn on the policy last week.
A housing association has slammed a ‘short-sighted’ council, as cuts threaten to wipe out 70% of its £2m care contracts.
Dramatic rises in councils making outside London and private placements
Welfare reforms are causing supported housing to be ‘clogged up’
Experts are divided on homelessness charities helping to forcibly remove rough sleepers from the UK, Heather Spurr writes
A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 21 to 25 of July.
It was hard not to feel cynical this week when - at the height of reshuffle mania - the DWP slipped out independent research into the impact of the bedroom tax
Employment Practices Bill may force employers to pay for accommodation
The latest Real Life Reform report raises many questions, but the key question for Kathleen Kelly is where do social landlords go next?
As a founder of UK Housing Fast, which takes place 15 July, Nasrin Fazal reflects on the conversation that sparked the idea and encourages the sector to get involved.
Homeless people have a right to gain basic skills, says Bill Randall
The new chair of BME National, Cym D’Souza, is starting at a crucial moment for the black and minority ethnic housing sector.