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.

Old person's hand being held

NHF: Build 100,000 homes for older people


The equivalent of nearly eight million older homeowners anticipate having to move or adapt their property if they develop care needs, a survey has found.


Attempted murder at landlord's care scheme 'a freak event'


A housing association worker’s attempt to murder members of staff by poisoning drinks has been described as a ‘freak event’ by the organisation’s chief executive.

Deputy chief executive, CIH

CIH calls to end Right to Buy in the countryside


Ministers were today urged to exempt rural areas from the Right to Buy policy ahead of George Osborne’s budget statement next month.

revealed the extent of single homeless

'Gatekeeping' case could cause homelessness services overhaul


Local authorities will have to review their homelessness services after a London council admitted to ‘poor practices’ in order to avoid a landmark High Court battle, lawyers have warned.

Welsh housing

Councils face tough deadline for homelessness rules


Welsh councils will struggle to train staff to implement new homelessness policies before an April deadline, social housing experts have warned.


HCA invites bids for £120m care specialist housing fund


The Homes and Communities Agency has opened bidding for a £120m housing fund for older people and those with disabilities or mental health problems.

Iain Duncan Smith

Universal credit claimants 'more likely to be in work'


Universal credit claimants are more likely to be in work than those on Jobseeker’s Allowance, according to two government reports published over the weekend.

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Cathy: champion scrounger


Cathy Come Home would have a very different name today due to the constant pandering to prejudice, writes our anonymous columnist

Professor of sociology, University of Essex

The plan that equals recovery


The UK needs a feminist economic strategy – and housing must play a central part.


Beyond bricks and mortar


Housing associations must look at what more they can do above and beyond providing bricks and mortar, says Metropolitan chief executive Brian Johnson


Vote winner


Housing status should be no barrier to voting in the general election, explains Homeless Link’s Tasmin Maitland


Easing the pressure


Pete Watts from Swan Housing Association explains how care and housing services play a vital role in easing pressure on the NHS


Cold spell


We shouldn’t overlook the crucial role charities and housing associations play in helping people stay warm in winter, says Graham Duxbury


Unlocking NHS land


The NHS needs to think like a patient and act like a taxpayer, says Simon Holden, in response to a National Housing Federation briefing paper suggesting the health service should sell land to housing associations rather than the highest bidder

Editor, Inside Housing

Housing in crisis


Housing may have dropped down the election agenda, but the housing crisis continues to grow

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