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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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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Protecting the young

10/07/2015 | By Alex Kennedy

Housing benefit exemptions must prevent a surge in youth homelessness, says Alex Kennedy

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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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Home economics for hoarders Video

24/07/2015 | By Dawn Foster

Can a ‘home skills coach’ help tenants to stop hoarding? Dawn Foster takes a look

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Top 60 Developments: Extra Care Developments of the Year

24/07/2015 | By Michael Atherton

Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year. This year, our list is split into 10 categories of excellence which we will reveal over the next few weeks. Michael Atherton reports on the best extra care developments of the year.

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Calls for more flexibility over Work Programmes

23/07/2015 | By Carl Brown

The government should allow housing associations more flexibility to choose their clients when providing employment support.

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