Care & Support
A major dementia charity is calling for social landlords to sign up to a dementia charter to make housing friendly to sufferers of the condition.
Many extra care schemes are on hold, but with sensible capital spending it is still possible to get schemes off the ground, says Colette McKune
Once Scotland’s generous grant funding has run out, housing associations will have to turn to private investment, says Richard Jennings
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.
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
Three London housing associations have received a £100,000 grant to expand a project to help older residents with mental health needs.
A small set of flats on a quiet residential road in Blackpool holds a message for the health and housing sectors. Pete Apps investigates
A dozen housing associations have almost 2,000 partially developed supported housing units on hold due to uncertainty over funding, MPs heard yesterday.
A hardening of public attitudes towards migrants and refugees has prompted Arhag Housing Association to widen its range of services. Chief executive Cedric Boston explains more
Housing is at the core of the solution on social care, says Kevin Beirne of One Housing
The short-term fix on social care should be followed with fundamental reform that acknowledges the role of housing, says Emma Maier
Cathy Come Home’s 50th anniversary may have passed, but the Homes for Cathy group will continue to fight growing homelessness, says Tony Stacey
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.
Councils are spending £2m a day on temporary accommodation because of a shortage of housing, analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed.
London homelessness prevention charities Thames Reach and Vital Regeneration have agreed a merger set to take effect on 1 March.
Oxford City Council is planning to guarantee the rent of people at risk of becoming homeless, as it prepares for the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Bill.
Being able to measure and act on customer satisfaction scores is increasingly important given growing pressures on landlords, says Jane Ashcroft
The capping of housing benefit in line with Local Housing Allowance is just one part of a much wider issue, says Jules Birch
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.
The chief executive of the National Housing Federation (NHF) has hit out at a government proposal to hand supported housing funding to councils because he fears it will create geographical inequalities.
The government’s proposals for supported housing funding risk breaking part of the market that is currently working, warns Howard Nankivell of Anchor
Wales needs a special budget to encourage building homes for older people to help cope with the country’s ageing population, a report claims.
Older people should be excluded from the government’s supported housing funding changes “until at least 2022”, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has said.
Despite offering support to the Homelessness Reduction Bill in the Lords, Labour does not share the optimistic view that committed funding will be sufficient, says Andy Slaughter
The Local Housing Allowance cap for supported housing risks “breaking” sheltered housing, three major specialist housing providers have warned.
OPINION: While there is a noticeable shift in improving standards in the private rental market, housing options for people at all stages of their life should have been a focus of the Housing White Paper, says David Cowans
Children and pregnant women will spend no longer than one week in bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation, the Scottish Government has pledged.
In the opening investigation in our new series, IH Spotlight, Sophie Barnes unveils the first exclusive analysis of the lower benefit cap
Placeshapers has rejected the government’s proposed Local Housing Allowance top-up fund in favour of a national supported housing allowance.
The Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into housing for older people.
Glasgow City Council has asked the city’s associations to implement rent rises to help cover the cost of a forthcoming £1m cut to sheltered housing services.
A landlord-led initiative to tackle domestic abuse in the social housing sector has been awarded £30,000 of funding from the government.
Basing a benefit cap on private rented sector rents does not reflect supported housing costs and will create a huge regional disparity, warns Carol Matthews
The proposed new model for supported housing protects funding and puts councils at the heart of commissioning, argue government ministers Caroline Nokes and Marcus Jones
Housing needs to be joined to the health and social care system to solve the housing crisis, says Matthew Gardiner
The largest housing association in Scotland has received almost half a million pounds raised in fines from bankers to help house homeless veterans.
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