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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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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Together we stand

17/07/2015 | By Bill Randall

Pooled health and housing budgets are a winner, says Bill Randall

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Talking their language

10/07/2015 | By Merron Simpson

A resource will help health and housing understand each other, says Merron Simpson

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NHS development support offer to social landlords

02/07/2015 | By Carl Brown

The NHS is offering support to social landlords and other developers to help ‘design in’ health and modern care into new developments.

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West London council 'has no families in B&Bs'

31/07/2015 | By Pete Apps

A west London borough has announced it no longer has any families in bed and breakfast accommodation, for the first time in four years.

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Regulator tells council to improve homelessness service

24/07/2015 | By Heather Spurr

A Scottish council has been told to improve its homelessness services by the social housing regulator.

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Dramatic departure

23/07/2015 | By Jennie Bibbings

Jennie Bibbings looks at the impact of ‘distinctive’ new homelessness legislation in Wales

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Homelessness charity criticised in HCA judgement

15/07/2015 | By Heather Spurr

A homelessness charity has been criticised by the social housing watchdog for ‘weaknesses in internal control’ exposed by issues including fraud and gas safety breaches.

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Living Wage forces association crisis talks

04/08/2015 | By Heather Spurr

The new Living Wage announcement has forced housing associations to barter with councils over care contracts, as one provider warns it could face costs of £10m due to the policy.

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The inner chimp

31/07/2015 | By Mr Anonymous

We should ignore our ‘inner chimp’ and listen to our tenants, and be more understanding, says Mr Anonymous

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West London council 'has no families in B&Bs'

31/07/2015 | By Pete Apps

A west London borough has announced it no longer has any families in bed and breakfast accommodation, for the first time in four years.

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Kriss Akabusi: Overcoming hurdles Video

29/07/2015 | By Jess McCabe

Kriss Akabusi overcame adversity to become a household name with a string of athletic achievements. Now he is working with a housing association to inspire young people to do the same. Jess McCabe reports

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Secure loans are needed

24/07/2015 | By Carol Matthews

The poorest in society are the most vulnerable to illegal loan sharks. We need alternative credit solutions, says Carol Matthews

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