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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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Home ownership will become 'exclusive members club'

15/09/2014

Owning a home will be a privilege of the rich and an ‘exclusive members club’, if current trends continue, a report by the National Housing Federation (NHF) has warned. 

Southwark Council owned block damaged by fire

Lakanal House to be brought back into use

15/09/2014

Plans to refurbish the south London tower block where six tenants died in a devastating fire five years ago have been outlined.

Caravans

Government to redefine term Traveller

15/09/2014

The government plans to tighten up planning rules to allow councils to limit the number of authorised Gypsy and Traveller sites in their areas. 

Aerial London

London's 'Endies' squeezed out of capital

15/09/2014

Working Londoners on modest incomes need a new set of housing solutions or are in danger of being forgotten and pushed to the edges of society, a report published today has said. 

Scotland will vote on their independence

What's on in the housing sector this week - 15-19 Sept

15/09/2014

A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 15 - 19 September

community work

Social landlord launches £60m community investment project

12/09/2014

City West Housing Trust has launched a £60m investment project to transform its communties in Salford.

Dramatic increase in assaults on housing staff

Dramatic increase in assaults on housing staff

12/09/2014

Survey reveals physical abuse directed at housing staff has escalated

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Keeping up progress

12/09/2014

The latest diversity commission needs to force associations to demonstrate commitment

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Eight out of 10 people

12/09/2014

The public believe that government plays a role in the housing crisis

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Rough measures

09/09/2014

The GLA rejected an adjustment to the first homelessness social impact bond to keep rough sleeping figures down, Heather Spurr reports

Jane Aschroft

Older care

09/09/2014

With the growth of an older population the time is long overdue for the creation of a minister for older people, argues Jane Ashcroft

Managing director, Gentoo Operations

Standing up to violence

05/09/2014

Abuse against women is everyone’s problem

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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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