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.

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Half of young people in work can't afford to leave family home Video


Despite being in work, 48% of 20-to-34-year-olds are living with their parents because they cannot afford to rent or buy their own home, a poll by housing charity Shelter has found.

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Improve work programme's 'poor performance' by 'utilising' charities' expertise, says report


The ‘poor performance’ of the government’s work programme shows a need to work more closely with charities, a report published today claims.

Darren Johnson, Green Party member, London Assembly

Luxury developments' social tenants enter through 'poor doors'


Social tenants are being forced to enter through separate ‘poor doors’ in multimillion-pound London developments, it has been claimed.

Mayor of London

London mayor’s code for homeless migrants


London mayor Boris Johnson is drawing up a ‘code of excellence’ to improve accommodation in the capital for homeless migrants who have no access to benefits.

CE, National Landlords Association

Call for tenant rating system


Private landlords have called for councils to rate prospective tenants’ behaviour through ‘traffic light schemes’.

Homeless person in the Jardin de Tuilieres in Paris

Homelessness axed from housing minister's brief


The housing minister will no longer have responsibility for homelessness, the government announced today.

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Homelessness prevention by councils rises


The number of households councils prevented from becoming homeless increased by 15% last year compared to the previous 12 months, official statistics reveal.

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The only recourse


Will the GLA’s new ‘excellence’ protocol for homeless migrants help those who get no help from the welfare system, Heather Spurr asks

Chief executive, Orbit Group

Rising above hate


Threats and abuse will not prevent Orbit Group from providing essential services


Leaving on a jet plane


Experts are divided on homelessness charities helping to forcibly remove rough sleepers from the UK, Heather Spurr writes

Packing cases

What's on in the housing sector this week


A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 21 to 25 of July.


Burying bedroom tax news


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

Partner and head of social housing, Pannone Corporate

When beds are benefits


Employment Practices Bill may force employers to pay for accommodation

Kathleen Kelly

What next for social landlords?


The latest Real Life Reform report raises many questions, but the key question for Kathleen Kelly is where do social landlords go next?

Nasrin Fazal

Support the UK Housing Fast


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.

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