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.
The coalition government has not achieved significant success against its housing goals and is building fewer homes than the previous Labour government.
The number of people applying for welfare assistance in Scotland shot up 33% in a year, according to official figures released today.
NHS bodies should stop looking for the quick sale of hospital land and be more ‘creative’ to raise extra cash, the National Housing Federation (NHF) has said.
Mencap, which provides community housing for people with learning difficulties, has registered its housing arm as a housing association.
Tax and benefit changes introduced by the coalition government have reduced average household incomes by £1,127 – with poorer households worse hit in percentage terms.
UK ministers would be able to veto the Scottish government’s changes to housing benefit under new devolution plans published today.
City Hall is set to launch a drive with councils, police and the Home Office to stop rough sleepers travelling to central London.
Social landlords should review donations from their subsidiaries, says James Went
It’s time to stop focusing on single issues alone when working with homeless people, says Helen Mathie
The housing sector needs to look to evolution not revolution if it wants to succeed in the future, says Boris Worrall
Are we doing enough to keep older people active?
Former housing minister Kris Hopkins was wrong when he said that landlords wouldn’t find it difficult to let some homes as a result of welfare reform
London’s housing market is aimed at investors, says Darren Johnson, highlighting a controversial ad for a luxury tower block in Greenwich for which ‘no social housing’ is down as a selling point
Landlords must ensure they help tenants manage their finances as welfare reforms push low-income households towards payday lenders, says Annette Homer
As we move into 2015 it’s time for the housing sector to make itself heard