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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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Social landlords welcome residency test for allocations.

17/04/2014

Requiring prospective tenants to pass a ‘residency test’ before being allocated a social home has been largely welcomed by housing associations and councils, the government has said.

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Overcrowding four times more likely in social homes Video

17/04/2014

Proportionally there were almost four times more overcrowded social homes than overcrowded owner occupied homes in England and Wales, based on information released by the Office for National Statistics today.

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Social landlord's staff vote in favour of strike action

17/04/2014

Staff at a housing association are threatening to take industrial action over the suspension of a worker who led a series of strikes last summer.

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Asking the right questions

17/04/2014

Questioning employers about discrimination has become easier, says Sarah Lamont

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Living wage moral conundrum Video

17/04/2014

This week we reveal the results of a survey asking whether social landlords pay the living wage.

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The will to work

17/04/2014

Motivating staff is becoming increasingly tricky as pay falls in real terms and workloads increase, argues Inside Housing’s anonymous columnist

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Time to pay a fair wage

17/04/2014

Social landlords are acutely aware that wages are not increasing in line with the cost of living.

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