Health & Care

Health & care specialist

Senior reporter, Inside Housing

Heather Spurr

Senior reporter and campaign editor


Phone: 020 7772 8362

Fax: 020 7772 8591


Health benefits

09/09/2015 | By Brian Johnson

The sector needs to get better at showing how much money it can save the NHS, says Brian Johnson

For use in Inside Housing, 4 September 2015

The fight against TB Video

04/09/2015 | By Emily Twinch

Tuberculosis was one of the great public health crises of the Victorian age, due to poor housing and sanitation. Now the disease is back to haunt Britain. Emily Twinch finds out how the modern housing sector is responding

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For use in Inside Housing, 4 September 2015

Diagnosis: housing Video

04/09/2015 | By Reni Eddo-Lodge

Social landlords need to get serious about evidence-gathering if they are to convince the NHS and other sectors of their worth, finds Reni Eddo-Lodge

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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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DWP issues urgent housing benefit warning to councils

07/10/2015 | By Chloë Stothart

The Department for Work and Pensions has issued an urgent notice to councils after Job Seeker’s Allowance claimants reportedly had their housing benefit payments stopped in error.


Council calls for powers to build outside borough

06/10/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Westminster Council is calling for the power to use affordable housing planning contributions to build homes outside of the borough.

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For use in Inside Housing, 2 October 2015

Understanding the refugee housing crisis Video

02/10/2015 | By Nick Duxbury

The UK government has committed to resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years. Nick Duxbury investigates the challenge faced in housing the victims of war

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Healey highlights government 'failures' over housing

26/09/2015 | By Carl Brown

Labour shadow housing minister John Healey has accused the Conservatives of presiding over “five years of failure’” on housing, as the Labour party’s annual conference gets under way in Brighton.

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Associations should consider sharing CEOs, says Lewis

09/10/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Housing associations should consider sharing chief executives in order to save cash, Brandon Lewis has said.


Acting up

09/10/2015 | By Mr Anonymous

Roleplay can help us provide a better tailored service for difficult customers, says Mr Anonymous

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Couples 'will struggle to buy Starter Homes'

08/10/2015 | By Pete Apps

A couple on an average salary would struggle to buy a home at a 20% discount in almost half of all council areas in England, new research has shown.


Getting real

08/10/2015 | By Kate Davies

Even with large Right to Buy discounts, homeownership is simply out of reach for some people, says Kate Davies


Right to Buy – the legal fallout Video

08/10/2015 | By Reni Eddo-Lodge

The proposed Right to Buy extension to housing associations carries a raft of legal implications in its wake. Reni Eddo-Lodge talks to a selection of housing law specialists to hear their thoughts on the proposal

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