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.

Building under construction

Popular support for social house building


Only 15% of people are opposed to more social housing being built in the UK, a left-leaning thinktank has found.


Landlord rapped by watchdog for hospital facility


Housing association Midland Heart has been forced to improve a hospital facility after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found it was not meeting ‘essential standards of quality and safety’.

Housing association evictions increase

Evictions by housing associations surge 18.6%


Evictions of housing association tenants in England increased 18.6% last year, suggesting landlords are toughening up their procedures in the midst of welfare reform.

Rachel Reeves

Labour pledges to vote for bedroom tax changes


Labour MPs are set to support proposed legislation that would water down the bedroom tax.

elderly care home

Report reveals future care funding fears


More than seven in 10 people lack confidence they will be able to afford care services in the future, a survey has found.

Commonwealth Games site, Glasgow

Tenants to benefit from Commonwealth Games furniture


Tenants in Glasgow are to benefit from a massive collection of furniture from the 2014 Commonwealth Games’ athletes’ village.

Grainia Long - CIH

Private landlords 'should get tax breaks'


Private landlords should be given financial incentives to sign up to national accreditation schemes, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has said.

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Heather Spurr

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


Update: New universal credit rules for tenants begin this week


An alteration meaning social landlords can now tell who is claiming universal credit began yesterday, Heather Spurr writes

Bims Alade YMCA Undercover Boss

My time as an Undercover Boss


Bims Alalade wanted to know about what happens at the grassroots level of YMCA. So she went undercover with Channel 4 to find out.

Chief executive, Amicus Horizon

Failing on temporary accommodation


Funding regime is failing to make temporary accommodation stack up

Partner, Clarke Willmott

Discrimination on trial


Ruling aids landlords in evicting tenants under the Equality Act 2010


Contradiction in terms

05/08/2014 | Updated: 05/08/2014

Contradictions in government policy are stymying ministers’ attempts to solve some of society’s biggest problems, Heather Spurr writes

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