Two new pieces of research by CCHPR about the impact of the Benefit Cap have been published today. One is based on 50 in depth interviews with households whose benefits had been capped, whilst the other research looked at the impact on local authorities, local services and social landlords.
CCHPR is delighted that Sarah Monk, who was our Deputy Director for several years, has been elected a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. The Academy have recognised Sarah as leading researcher in the field of housing and urban economics and planning.
The aim of this research was to report on the costs and benefits of a sample of cases dealt with by the FirstStop local partners providing housing options services to older people. It focuses on the intense level three casework data provided by the local partners.
CCHPR has made a short film on promoting policy change to boost the supply of affordable housing. The film sets out the problem of a low level of house building in the UK, relative to needs, and looks at the policy options to address the low level of production.
The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research is delighted to announce that we have been selected by the ESRC to undertake one of four major new research projects that will advance understanding of effective strategies for tackling poverty. This important new research is part of the What Works in Tackling Poverty programme which is being led by the Public Policy Institute for Wales.