The resources page is your central hub for information about community investment. Here you can find research reports, case studies and white papers to aid your work.

The impact of Universal Credit revisited

The impact of Universal Credit revisited

In light of structural changes to the Universal Credit system, the Northern Housing Consortium has once again surveyed its membership to gain new insights into how these changes have impacted on members and their tenants.

Democracy starts at home

Democracy starts at home

This report by The Democratic Society suggests several actions and activities that help to better involve customers, leading to better decision-making.

Patching the safety net

Patching the safety net

The NFA and ARCH publish the findings of 2019’s survey into the impact of Universal Credit (UC) on local authorities and ALMOs

The mental health premium

The mental health premium

In this report Citizens Advice have examined the impact of poor mental health on the costs of accessing services and goods, and have exposed the financial detriment that customers with poor mental health incur.

Building Beautiful Places

Building Beautiful Places

This report, published by the ThinkTank Policy Exchange puts forward a new policy approach that incentivises land owners and developers to propose and build housing schemes that are beautiful and diverse.

Social Prescribing Project Report

Social Prescribing Project Report

The Social Prescribing project is in collaboration with Community Engagement officer for Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH) in Cambridgeshire, employed by CHS (Cambridge Housing Society), Jade-Anne Griffin (JAG) and Nuffield Road Medical Practice, a surgery in East Chesterton, Cambridge.

CLAS Annual Service Report 2018/2019

CLAS Annual Service Report 2018/2019

This report on The Cambridgeshire Local Assistance Scheme (CLAS) summarises the savings made by the scheme in its second year of operation, made possible by taking a Think Communities approach2, which emphasises the importance of people, places and systems.

Great Places Commission: final report

Great Places Commission: final report

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.

The mental health premium

The mental health premium

Mental health problems are the most common health issue among Citizens Advice clients, impacting 89,410 clients last year. Previous research found people with mental health problems are more likely to struggle with essential services, and support offered by providers is inadequate.

The value of a social tenancy

The value of a social tenancy

In collaboration with Bates Wells Braithwaite, Hyde has calculated the monetary value of their social tenancies. The report also the added benefit to the economy and maintenance as well as cost to taxpayers. It explores the value of social tenancy against relying on family/friends and less stable conditions. 

Health at home

Health at home

Following on from Family Mosaic’s Health Begins at Home project, this report is based on Peabody’s follow-up research project that looked at how to deliver a cost-effective housing support services, improve people’s self-care, and work with other agencies to deliver a coordinated response to the needs of residents with health and support requirements.  

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If you have a case study or a research report to add to this library, or an idea for a future white paper, please get in touch with adam@ceci.org.uk

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