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Two-way street

07/12/2016 | By Jules Birch , Jules Birch

The minister announces more investment in social housing – social, not affordable – and signs a pact with housing associations and local authorities.

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L&Q to launch £47m supported housing subsidiary

06/12/2016 | By Nick Johnstone

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.

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The downsizing dilemma Video

01/12/2016 | By Emily Twinch

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.

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255,000 homeless in England, says Shelter

01/12/2016 | By Mark Smulian

Some 255,000 people are homeless in England, housing charity Shelter has found.

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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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Off the streets

25/11/2016 | By Nick Johnstone

Housing First has all but eradicated rough sleeping in Finland. Nick Johnstone looks at how it is catching on in the UK

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Government commits extra £10m to rough sleeping fund

24/11/2016 | By Corin Williams

The government is to pump an extra £10m into the Rough Sleeping Fund over two years, doubling the money for “innovative approaches”.

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Simple gestures

24/11/2016 | By Michelle Meldrum

Let’s make a difference this Christmas and beyond and help those whose lives might not be full of festive cheer, urges Michelle Meldrum

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One in three councils took children into care due to homelessness

18/11/2016 | By Martin Hilditch

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.

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Volatile housing

18/11/2016 | By Jane Ashcroft

The government needs to think hard about how to protect less well-off older people, says Jane Ashcroft

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A modern day Cathy Video

18/11/2016

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

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Giving back

18/11/2016

Social value should be considered throughout the supply chain, says Joe Baxter at Akzonobel

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Shocking viewing

11/11/2016 | By David Orr

A troubling television documentary shows the lack of good quality, well managed supported housing, says David Orr

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Breaking point

08/11/2016 | By Ann Gibbons

Supported housing can alleviate the pressure on the NHS but it is becoming too risky to build, says Ann Gibbons

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Fresh thinking

04/11/2016 | By Faye Greaves

Ministers need a national strategy to tackle the causes of homelessness, says Faye Greaves

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Troubled policy

01/11/2016 | By Geeta Nanda

Lessons can be learned from conflicting evaluations of the Troubled Families programme, says Geeta Nanda

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Falling short

28/10/2016 | By Hilary

More than two-thirds of social housing tenants are living below acceptable living standards, says Hilary Burkitt

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No place to go Video

28/10/2016 | By Danielle Aumord

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

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Getting through the front door

24/10/2016

Housing associations should prioritise adaptations rather than cut funding, says Paul Smith

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Report finds housing race inequalities

21/10/2016 | By Heather Spurr

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.

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Action stations

21/10/2016 | By Gavin Smart

Ministers should aim to build homes that everyone can afford to live in, says Gavin Smart

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Our journey

19/10/2016 | By Cym D'Souza

BME housing organisations are needed because there is still housing disadvantage and discrimination, says Cym D’Souza

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Troubled Families Programme 'had no significant impact'

18/10/2016 | By Heather Spurr

A flagship government programme to improve the lives of “troubled families” has had no significant impact, a report commissioned by ministers has found.

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Shelter needed

12/10/2016 | By Jane Ashcroft

Local discretion risks creating a postcode lottery in sheltered housing, says Jane Ashcroft

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Shelter chief to depart for JRF

06/10/2016 | By Carl Brown

Campbell Robb has announced he is leaving his role as chief executive of Shelter to join the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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LGA chair hits out at supported housing duty proposal

03/10/2016 | By Heather Spurr

The chair of the Local Government Association (LGA) has pledged to oppose proposals for a new duty on councils to provide supported housing.

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Ministers consider new supported housing duties

30/09/2016 | By Heather Spurr

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.

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A disaster in the making

30/09/2016 | By Melanie Rees

The cap on housing benefit for supported housing will leave hundreds of thousands of vulnerable tenants out of pocket, says Melanie Rees

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Burnham: give Manchester its own welfare budget

27/09/2016 | By Pete Apps

Andy Burnham has called on the government to devolve welfare spending to Greater Manchester.

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From bad to worse

26/09/2016 | By Bruce Moore

Applying the ‘LHA cap’ to all tenants will make a bad situation worse, says Bruce Moore

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A local problem?

22/09/2016 | By Heather Spurr

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

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'LHA cap' will apply to existing supported housing tenants

21/09/2016 | By Heather Spurr

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.

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HAs turn to economic analysis to prove NHS savings

20/09/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Housing associations are increasingly using economic analysis to show the NHS how they can help cut health costs.

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Twitter Q&A - How can the social housing sector better engage with residents?

19/09/2016

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.

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Save our refuges

19/09/2016 | By Polly Neate

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

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Round one to us

16/09/2016 | By Paul Langley

Supported housing has won a brief reprieve but it may only lead to a blow elsewhere, says Paul Langley

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Housing association to sell £30m home care business

16/09/2016 | By Heather Spurr

One of the housing sector’s biggest older people-specialist landlords is selling its £30m home care business as tough market conditions bite.

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Department of Health announces £25m fund

15/09/2016 | By Chloë Stothart

The Department of Health has announced a £25m fund to make technological adaptations to the homes of people with learning disabilities.

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Scottish Government 'must state supported housing position'

15/09/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The Scottish Government must make its position clear on the future of supported housing funding, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.

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Supported housing: sector warns of uncertain future

15/09/2016 | By Heather Spurr

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.

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