Health & Care

Health & care specialist

Senior reporter, Inside Housing

Heather Spurr

Senior reporter and campaign editor

E-mail: heather.spurr@insidehousing.co.uk

Phone: 020 7772 8362

Fax: 020 7772 8591

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Inside Housing submits evidence to MPs

01/09/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Inside Housing has shown MPs how social landlords provide health services, cut crime and help people into work, as part of its Housing Benefits campaign.

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Care sector 'has reached breaking point'

18/08/2015 | By Heather Spurr

The social care sector “has reached breaking point” with a number of organisations looking to abandon the area, one of Britain’s largest care providers has said.

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Homeless people health audit plea

05/08/2015 | By Carl Brown

A homelessness umbrella organisation is calling on housing and NHS service providers to audit homeless people to ensure they have support for their health needs.

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What lies beneath

22/07/2015 | By Martin Hilditch

Built in 2009, the 64 council houses in Gorebridge’s Newbyres Crescent should have been a dream destination. Instead, they exposed familes to such serious health risks the homes are now being demolished. Martin Hilditch investigates.

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East London moves fuel out-of-London placement surge

28/08/2015 | By Heather Spurr

A trend by councils to house more of their homeless families in cheaper parts of the capital is fuelling a surge in out-of-London placements, new figures reveal.

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Rough justice

14/08/2015 | By Jeremy Swain

Attitudes must change if we are to make rough sleeping a thing of the past, says Jeremy Swain

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The sharp end

11/08/2015 | By Jules Birch

Wales is setting an example on homelessness prevention but can it escape the UK-driven logic of austerity in housing?

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Charities applaud Welsh homelessness success

11/08/2015 | By Pete Apps

Stronger duties for councils to prevent homelessness in Wales have been welcomed in a major report commissioned by two charities.

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Housing Benefits

Inside Housing submits evidence to MPs

01/09/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Inside Housing has shown MPs how social landlords provide health services, cut crime and help people into work, as part of its Housing Benefits campaign.

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Good sense

27/08/2015 | By Michelle Meldrum

Tackling domestic abuse makes good business sense as well as being the right thing to do, says Michelle Meldrum

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Unlikely saviour

26/08/2015 | By Brendan Sarsfield

Could the Right to Buy be the saviour of social housing? asks Brendan Sarsfield

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NI 'intimidation points' policy could be scrapped

25/08/2015 | By Corin Williams

A social homes allocations policy in Northern Ireland that priorities those who claim to be victims of intimidation could be scrapped in response to widespread concerns the system is open to abuse.

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Preserving lifelines

24/08/2015 | By Aileen Evans

We must ensure apprenticeship schemes continue in the face of financial challenges, says Aileen Evans

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