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Housing leaders: fix for social care requires supported housing certainty

08/03/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

THE BUDGET: Housing experts have warned the government will not fix social care without giving long-term certainty over the future of supported housing funding.

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Ministers seek alarm improvements after tenant death

22/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

Ministers have promised to take steps to improve alarm services in social housing, after a man died waiting for an ambulance after contacting a housing association’s emergency call line.

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New supply not enough to solve housing crisis

19/01/2017 | By Matthew Gardiner

Housing needs to be joined to the health and social care system to solve the housing crisis, says Matthew Gardiner

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The right kind of home Video

30/11/2016 | By Kate Youde

Patients leaving hospital with unresolved housing issues are costing the NHS hundreds of millions a year. Kate Youde meets one housing provider that is addressing the problem

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Homelessness bill passes final stage as temporary accommodation use soars

23/03/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The Homelessness Reduction Bill has passed its final stage in the House of Lords as the latest government figures reveal the number of households in temporary accommodation has soared by 10% since last year.

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Housing before treatment

22/03/2017 | By Matt Downie

Housing homeless people before they receive treatment could end rough sleeping, but the policy must not disrupt existing allocations, says Matt Downie

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21/03/2017 | By David Pipe

Channel 4’s flagship documentary this week showed the real impact on the government’s benefit cap, even if the case studies could have been better, says David Pipe

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Relegation zone

20/03/2017 | By Jules Birch , Jules Birch

Britain has fallen further than any other European country in a new league table for homelessness and housing, says Jules Birch

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The future is private

23/03/2017 | By Richard Jennings

Once Scotland’s generous grant funding has run out, housing associations will have to turn to private investment, says Richard Jennings

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Civil servant quizzed over supported housing funding rationale

23/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

The government plans to use Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates as a measure for capping benefit in supported housing because they are “already there” a senior civil servant has admitted. 

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We need better safety nets for vulnerable tenants

23/03/2017 | By Matthew Gardiner

Social landlords can do more to address the crisis in social care, but only so much can be achieved without support from government, says Matthew Gardiner

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Three associations receive £100,000 grant for mental health project

20/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

Three London housing associations have received a £100,000 grant to expand a project to help older residents with mental health needs.

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Could Home Group's Step Down initiative make a real difference?

17/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

A small set of flats on a quiet residential road in Blackpool holds a message for the health and housing sectors. Pete Apps investigates

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Housing leaders: fix for social care requires supported housing certainty

08/03/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

THE BUDGET: Housing experts have warned the government will not fix social care without giving long-term certainty over the future of supported housing funding.