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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.

Building under construction

Popular support for social house building

02/09/2014

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

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Landlord rapped by watchdog for hospital facility

02/09/2014

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%

02/09/2014

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

02/09/2014

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

elderly care home

Report reveals future care funding fears

01/09/2014

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

01/09/2014

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'

01/09/2014

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

02/09/2014

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

29/08/2014

Cuts to refuges for women are endangering lives, says Bill Randall

Heather Spurr

Ideas Exchange

26/08/2014

A Policy Exchange report on social housing is heavy on criticism but light on facts, says Heather Spurr

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Update: New universal credit rules for tenants begin this week

19/08/2014

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

13/08/2014

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

08/08/2014

Funding regime is failing to make temporary accommodation stack up

Partner, Clarke Willmott

Discrimination on trial

08/08/2014

Ruling aids landlords in evicting tenants under the Equality Act 2010

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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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