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.
Despite being in work, 48% of 20-to-34-year-olds are living with their parents because they cannot afford to rent or buy their own home, a poll by housing charity Shelter has found.
The ‘poor performance’ of the government’s work programme shows a need to work more closely with charities, a report published today claims.
Social tenants are being forced to enter through separate ‘poor doors’ in multimillion-pound London developments, it has been claimed.
London mayor Boris Johnson is drawing up a ‘code of excellence’ to improve accommodation in the capital for homeless migrants who have no access to benefits.
Private landlords have called for councils to rate prospective tenants’ behaviour through ‘traffic light schemes’.
The housing minister will no longer have responsibility for homelessness, the government announced today.
The number of households councils prevented from becoming homeless increased by 15% last year compared to the previous 12 months, official statistics reveal.
Will the GLA’s new ‘excellence’ protocol for homeless migrants help those who get no help from the welfare system, Heather Spurr asks
Threats and abuse will not prevent Orbit Group from providing essential services
Experts are divided on homelessness charities helping to forcibly remove rough sleepers from the UK, Heather Spurr writes
A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 21 to 25 of July.
It was hard not to feel cynical this week when - at the height of reshuffle mania - the DWP slipped out independent research into the impact of the bedroom tax
Employment Practices Bill may force employers to pay for accommodation
The latest Real Life Reform report raises many questions, but the key question for Kathleen Kelly is where do social landlords go next?
As a founder of UK Housing Fast, which takes place 15 July, Nasrin Fazal reflects on the conversation that sparked the idea and encourages the sector to get involved.