In this blog, Tanya King, Customer Engagement and Inclusion Manager at Stockport Homes, discusses their support with local food pantries, partnership working and next steps.
This series of briefings address significant issues that are emerging in the UK as a result of Covid-19 that impact on the work of community investment. In each one, we have brought together available evidence to help you think about and plan future...
Our blog series, The view from, explores how housing associations have been responding to the Covid-19 crisis. In this blog, Sian Coulton, Community Engagement Manager at Community Gateway, discusses how they’ve been responding to the crisis, particularly around food distribution.
Our blog series, The view from, explores how housing associations have been responding to the Covid-19 crisis. In this blog, Gavin Cansfield, Chief Executive, at settle, discusses how their social purpose has been brought into focus by the crisis.
Research: The Impact of Welfare Reform on Tenants, Rent Collection and Perceptions of Social Housing
Michael Marshall, who is undertaking a PhD at the University of Sheffield on the topic of welfare reform and social housing, answers our questions on what his research could tell community investment teams.
This reports examines the historical roots of employer housing support. It explores the housing pressures affecting our workforce today.
This report explores the nexus between poverty, work and housing, adding to knowledge of ‘in-work poverty’ in two distinctive ways.
Published by Shelter, January 2019This is the landmark report from housing and homeless charity Shelter’s commission on the future of social housing.In January 2018, Shelter brought together 16 commissioners from across the political spectrum, different backgrounds...
With support from the National Housing Federation, the Commission visited towns and cities across the North and Midlands, meeting housing associations, stakeholders and local residents. Using the learning from this process, the Commission has made ten recommendations.
This report assesses the barriers to employment and the impact of rent fluctuations and housing benefit.
Shelter’s analysis shows that in 2017 55% of families living in temporary accommodation were working. This represents over 33,000 families who were holding down a job despite having nowhere stable to live.
This report gives five policy and practice recommendations, the combination of which will go some way to avoiding a bleak future if current challenges are not addressed.
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