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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NHF: Build 100,000 homes for older people

27/02/2015

The equivalent of nearly eight million older homeowners anticipate having to move or adapt their property if they develop care needs, a survey has found.

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Attempted murder at landlord's care scheme 'a freak event'

24/02/2015

A housing association worker’s attempt to murder members of staff by poisoning drinks has been described as a ‘freak event’ by the organisation’s chief executive.

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CIH calls to end Right to Buy in the countryside

24/02/2015

Ministers were today urged to exempt rural areas from the Right to Buy policy ahead of George Osborne’s budget statement next month.

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'Gatekeeping' case could cause homelessness services overhaul

23/02/2015

Local authorities will have to review their homelessness services after a London council admitted to ‘poor practices’ in order to avoid a landmark High Court battle, lawyers have warned.

Welsh housing

Councils face tough deadline for homelessness rules

19/02/2015

Welsh councils will struggle to train staff to implement new homelessness policies before an April deadline, social housing experts have warned.

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HCA invites bids for £120m care specialist housing fund

17/02/2015

The Homes and Communities Agency has opened bidding for a £120m housing fund for older people and those with disabilities or mental health problems.

Iain Duncan Smith

Universal credit claimants 'more likely to be in work'

16/02/2015

Universal credit claimants are more likely to be in work than those on Jobseeker’s Allowance, according to two government reports published over the weekend.

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Cathy: champion scrounger

27/02/2015

Cathy Come Home would have a very different name today due to the constant pandering to prejudice, writes our anonymous columnist

Professor of sociology, University of Essex

The plan that equals recovery

26/02/2015

The UK needs a feminist economic strategy – and housing must play a central part.

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Beyond bricks and mortar

17/02/2015

Housing associations must look at what more they can do above and beyond providing bricks and mortar, says Metropolitan chief executive Brian Johnson

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Vote winner

10/02/2015

Housing status should be no barrier to voting in the general election, explains Homeless Link’s Tasmin Maitland

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Easing the pressure

10/02/2015

Pete Watts from Swan Housing Association explains how care and housing services play a vital role in easing pressure on the NHS

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Cold spell

09/02/2015

We shouldn’t overlook the crucial role charities and housing associations play in helping people stay warm in winter, says Graham Duxbury

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Unlocking NHS land

06/02/2015

The NHS needs to think like a patient and act like a taxpayer, says Simon Holden, in response to a National Housing Federation briefing paper suggesting the health service should sell land to housing associations rather than the highest bidder

Editor, Inside Housing

Housing in crisis

06/02/2015

Housing may have dropped down the election agenda, but the housing crisis continues to grow

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