Care & Support
Isos Housing has found a way to continue building supported housing but could do more if it had certainty over funding, says its executive director Michael Farr
The supported housing bidding figures look encouraging but now is the time for the sector to make its views on the LHA cap known, says Emma Maier
Providers will build supported housing despite the uncertainty surrounding the Local Housing Allowance cap because of overwhelming demand for the specialist accommodation.
Using market rents to cap housing benefit without adjusting for consequences does not make sense economically, argues Dame Clare Tickell
The Scottish Government has announced the recipients of £1.65m of funding for homeless services and housing providers working with vulnerable people.
Local government leaders have called for a two-pronged approach to the funding of sheltered housing.
The government’s supported housing proposals provide an opportunity for the housing sector to become an integral part of health and care provision, argues Paul Smith
NEW YEAR REFLECTIONS: Jules Birch concludes his two-part review of what the year meant for housing
NEW YEAR REFLECTIONS: Jules Birch looks back at the events of 2016 in the first of a series of end-of-year comment pieces
A county council is pushing ahead with plans to deliver 600 extra care homes as the pressures on adult social care eat into its budget.
Councils from Cornwall to Tyneside have won a share of a £25m pot to help people with learning disabilities live independently.
2016 was another busy year of housing news. Assistant editor Carl Brown counts down Inside Housing’s most read news stories of the year in reverse order.
MPs have launched a joint inquiry into the government’s proposal to radically overhaul the funding of supported housing.
Our art editor Sonny Dhamu picks his favourite Inside Housing pictures from 2016
The government’s proposed supported housing funding plan will introduce complexity, bureaucracy and a postcode lottery, warns Jane Ashcroft
The government will intervene with councils which are not meeting their homelessness prevention duties if a new law is passed, the minister responsible for homelessness has revealed.
Review of the year 2016 Video
In our last issue of 2016, Inside Housing looks back at the year’s social housing headlines
After a year of rumours, promises and fears, Simon Brandon asks what the future will look like for supported housing once the new funding mechanism kicks in
Supported housing providers are keeping development schemes on hold, despite a recent assurance from the government that current levels of funding will be maintained in the future.
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