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2014

Projects commencing in 2014.
Baseline Study for Intermediate Housing Market in and around Cambridge City

A short term research project into the size of the intermediate housing market in the City and its immediate surroundings, and the likely demand for intermediate forms of tenure, both for rent and for partial ownership.

Benefit Cap: In-depth interviews with affected claimants

The DWP commissioned CCHPR to undertake a series of qualitative interviews with households affected by the benefit Cap.

Estimating the scale of youth homelessness in the UK

Centrepoint, the youth homeless charity, commissioned CCHPR calculate up to date estimates of the number of young people experiencing homelessness in the UK during a year.

Evaluation of support services in Kingston Royal Eye Clinic

The Thomas Pocklington Trust undertook a pilot scheme to provide support to people attending the Royal Eye Clinic at Kingston hospital. The main purpose of this evaluation was to enable lessons to be learned from the pilot, to ensure that others can benefit from its experiences.

Evaluation of Visual Impairment Parliament in Kingston

The Thomas Pocklington Trust established a ‘Visual Impairment Parliament’ for people in Kingston living with Sight Loss. This research evaluated the process of setting up the parliament.

Housing need and demand in Wales

The objective of this project was to use new data to revise and update the modelling of need and demand undertaken by CCHPR for the Welsh Government in 2010. The key research question is what is the housing ‘need’ in Wales and how is it expected to evolve in the coming years.

Managing money better: Evaluation

The Managing Money Better (MMB) project has been evaluated in order to analyse the outcomes for vulnerable older people using the service. The project aimed to reach more vulnerable older people, particularly by providing money advice as a key element of housing and care options advice and support.

Performance bonds for highways and water supplies for new housing developments

The NHBC, together with the NHBC Foundation commissioned this research project to investigate the circumstances and consequences of performance bonds required by highways authorities and water supply companies for housing developments. The NHBC estimates that it is the provider of 80% of the outstanding bonds in the sector.

Promoting policy change to boost the supply of affordable housing

The project will seek to influence (a) public policy on affordable housing supply policy instruments and (b) public understanding of policy measures that would increase the supply of affordable housing through the production of a short film, a policy workshop, and engagement with politicians and the general public.

Prospects for investment in social housing

The project investigates whether institutional investors can be attracted to expand the social housing sector in the UK. It also examines how the needs of institutional investors and social housing providers can be better aligned by drawing on experience in other countries.

Provision of information on London’s development

For an international comparative study on global cities’ development, this project aims to provide the following pieces of information about London: (1) information about Urban Development Projects over the next decade, (2) information about Infrastructure Development Projects over the next decade, (3) information about a range of socio-economic policies over the next decade.

Research into potential solutions for business data sharing between regulators

This project for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills draws on existing knowledge of regulation and regulatory data within the CCHPR to examine the potential for greater sharing of regulatory data between regulators. The aim was to increase regulatory efficiency and reduce the burden of regulation on business.

Research on the nature of planning constraints

The aim of this research is to analyse the nature of planning constraints on the provision of housing. The research has been commissioned by the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee.

Increasing housing supply: Research to support Lloyds Banking Group’s Housing Commission

This project provides evidence to support the Housing Commission in exploring what works to increase housing supply. It looks at a range of policy measures such as New Towns, bringing empty homes back into use, self build and custom build, the role of taxation in promoting housing supply and affordability, different models of delivering affordable housing and how to increase overall housing production. It starts with a policy and practice overview and will produce an Interim Report in time to encourage discussion and debate at the party political conferences. It will include consideration of regional and devolved government and conclude with recommendations.

Sight loss is not life loss: Evaluation

The Sight Loss is not Life Loss project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. It aims to help people with sight loss to achieve greater independence, to reduce social isolation and to have greater access to information, advice, support and specialist equipment. The aim of the proposed research is to provide an evaluation of the Sight Loss is not Life Loss project with a focus on achievement of outputs, outcomes and client satisfaction.

The role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK

CCHPR was awarded funding for this work from the ESRC as part of their What Works in Tackling Poverty programme. The ESRC funded four new research projects that aimed to advance understanding of effective strategies for tackling poverty. This project explored the role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK.

Validation of an objectively assessed housing need for West Oxfordshire Council

West Oxfordshire Council commissioned CCHPR to validate projections of housing need in the selected local authority areas up to 2031, which was set out the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA).

Other Publications

The remaining publications from the year that are not listed under CCHPR projects - e.g. related journal articles by CCHPR researchers.

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Research into student housing in Cambridge published

Jan 30, 2017

New research into the housing needs of students in Cambridge has been published this week. Cambridge City Council commissioned the study to help to inform planning policy regarding student accommodation and its impact upon housing need, in relation to the emerging Local Plan.

New research into housing needs of non-resident parents, seeks participants!

Jan 19, 2017

Commonweal Housing has funded the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research to research the housing needs and views of non-resident parents who live, or have considered living, in shared housing.

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