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.
Government-enforced changes to how landlords recoup rent arrears under universal credit could force tenants into the arms of loan sharks, housing associations have warned.
A housing association’s business specialising in home care has been sold to one of its directors.
The bedroom tax should not apply to homes where a spare room has been converted to a safe room or panic room, lawyers will argue in the High Court today.
London could become the ‘preserve of the super-rich’ unless more homes are built in the capital, warns an umbrella-group for housing associations.
Less than one in five cases of youth homelessness are being prevented by councils’ housing services, a report out today has revealed.
Councils’ planning and housing services will be the hardest hit in five years of successive cuts to local authority budgets by 2015, an official report has revealed.
The government has not achieved its aim of cutting housing benefit by £2bn by 2015 and instead has seen spending rise by nearly £1bn over the last four years, analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) shows.
Jennifer Oscroft examines a Supreme Court decision on evicting homeless applicants from interim temporary homeless accommodation
Many of the stereotypes about social housing residents are simply wrong, argues Mark Rogers
The country needs more wheelchair accessible homes as at least 24,000 wheelchair users are waiting for appropriate social or affordable housing, says Brian Carlin
Councils must consider the needs of homeless people in their health plans, argues Jennean Alkadiri
Executive director of an umbrella-group for the retirement community sector Michael Voges says older people need well-designed, lively communities
Founding member of the Gas Access Campaign Mark Henderson explains why he is delighted the government rejected landlords’ call for greater powers to access homes for gas safety checks
Associations beware a recent decision about people who lack capacity to make decisions about where they live and what care they receive
A consultation on how the government could fund local welfare schemes will be received differently by charities and councils, Heather Spurr writes