Having pretty much cornered the market in flat-pack furniture, Ikea has turned its attention to providing factory-built homes for the UK. And the Swedish retailer has chosen a social landlord to lend a hand. Caroline Thorpe reports
Built across the UK as a quick fix to the post-World War II housing shortage, thousands of prefabricated homes are still going strong. Sonia Zhuravlyova reports on plans to demolish two prefab estates, and why some tenants are desperate to stay put
Days before he takes the helm at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Broadland Housing Group boss Michael Newey tells Stuart Macdonald how his new housing commission will steer the sector to safety
Hiring staff with no experience in housing may seem like a risky business tactic, but one social landlord is proving that recruiting based solely on customer service experience is a great success. Caroline Thorpe reports
By providing a range of services from discounted furniture to advice on everything from welfare to energy, one social enterprise is enabling tenants to avoid debt and stay in their home for longer. Louise Hunt reports.
Stunning views and elegant Georgian architecture aren’t necessarily what you would expect from a homelessness hostel. Caroline Thorpe investigates why one charity thinks a beautiful location is key to its success