Care & Support
The minister announces more investment in social housing – social, not affordable – and signs a pact with housing associations and local authorities.
L&Q is planning a return to the supported accommodation sector with a new subsidiary called L&Q Living, which will manage more than 6,600 homes.
The downsizing dilemma Video
Too few older people are downsizing, meaning families are missing out on homes with more bedrooms. Emily Twinch finds out if and how the housing sector can overcome the problem.
Some 255,000 people are homeless in England, housing charity Shelter has found.
The right kind of home Video
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
Housing First has all but eradicated rough sleeping in Finland. Nick Johnstone looks at how it is catching on in the UK
The government is to pump an extra £10m into the Rough Sleeping Fund over two years, doubling the money for “innovative approaches”.
Let’s make a difference this Christmas and beyond and help those whose lives might not be full of festive cheer, urges Michelle Meldrum
One in three councils took a child into care in 2014/15 where a central reason for the decision was the family’s homelessness, an Inside Housing investigation has revealed.
The government needs to think hard about how to protect less well-off older people, says Jane Ashcroft
A modern day Cathy Video
In Cathy Come Home, a family’s homelessness leads to their children being taken into care. Half a century later in modern Britain, it is still happening. Martin Hilditch investigates
Social value should be considered throughout the supply chain, says Joe Baxter at Akzonobel
A troubling television documentary shows the lack of good quality, well managed supported housing, says David Orr
Supported housing can alleviate the pressure on the NHS but it is becoming too risky to build, says Ann Gibbons
Ministers need a national strategy to tackle the causes of homelessness, says Faye Greaves
Lessons can be learned from conflicting evaluations of the Troubled Families programme, says Geeta Nanda
More than two-thirds of social housing tenants are living below acceptable living standards, says Hilary Burkitt
No place to go Video
A reciprocal move arrangement between councils can offer women fleeing domestic violence a fresh start. So why is the scheme not working and what are the stark choices facing victims? Danielle Aumord investigates
Housing associations should prioritise adaptations rather than cut funding, says Paul Smith
Stark racial disadvantages and discrimination still exist in housing despite a raft of reforms since the 1960s, a report sponsored by housing associations has said.
Ministers should aim to build homes that everyone can afford to live in, says Gavin Smart
BME housing organisations are needed because there is still housing disadvantage and discrimination, says Cym D’Souza
A flagship government programme to improve the lives of “troubled families” has had no significant impact, a report commissioned by ministers has found.
Local discretion risks creating a postcode lottery in sheltered housing, says Jane Ashcroft
Campbell Robb has announced he is leaving his role as chief executive of Shelter to join the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
The chair of the Local Government Association (LGA) has pledged to oppose proposals for a new duty on councils to provide supported housing.
The government is considering imposing new legal duties on councils to provide supported housing, in a bid to safeguard a proposed housing benefit top-up fund.
The cap on housing benefit for supported housing will leave hundreds of thousands of vulnerable tenants out of pocket, says Melanie Rees
Andy Burnham has called on the government to devolve welfare spending to Greater Manchester.
Applying the ‘LHA cap’ to all tenants will make a bad situation worse, says Bruce Moore
It was the most highly anticipated announcement for the housing sector this year. But many social landlords are not happy with the government’s plans for the future funding of supported housing. Heather Spurr reports on what last week’s decision means for landlords and tenants
A new housing benefit cap will apply to existing as well as future supported housing tenants, a senior Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) official has said.
Housing associations are increasingly using economic analysis to show the NHS how they can help cut health costs.
To coincide with #housingday, Inside Housing held an interactive Q&A Twitter session, sponsored by United Living, examining how the sector can better engage with its tenants.
Theresa May must stand by her commitment to exempt refuges from the housing benefit cap or risk the lives of vulnerable women, says Polly Neate
Supported housing has won a brief reprieve but it may only lead to a blow elsewhere, says Paul Langley
One of the housing sector’s biggest older people-specialist landlords is selling its £30m home care business as tough market conditions bite.
The Department of Health has announced a £25m fund to make technological adaptations to the homes of people with learning disabilities.
The Scottish Government must make its position clear on the future of supported housing funding, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.
Housing bodies and charities have warned of an uncertain future for supported housing, following the government’s long-awaited announcement of a funding plan this morning.