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The role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK - Moving in and out of poverty
This ESRC-funded study was part of the ‘What Works in Tackling Poverty’ theme, and focused on the role of housing providers in addressing poverty faced by 16-25 year olds. The paper provides some contextual background to the central case study element of the overall project. It presents the findings from an analysis of the change that has occurred in the lives of two cohorts of young people, drawn from the Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study.
The role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK - Overview
This ESRC-funded study was part of the ‘What Works in Tackling Poverty’ theme, and focused on the role of housing providers in addressing poverty faced by 16-25 year olds. This paper gives a brief overview of the key findings.
Assessment of Student Housing Demand and Supply for Cambridge City Council
This report presents the findings of the Cambridge City assessment of student housing demand and supply. Cambridge City Council commissioned the report to help to inform planning policy with regard to the provision of student accommodation and its impact upon housing need. The aim was to provide evidence to inform discussions about the need for, and supply of, student accommodation in relation to the emerging Local Plan.
The role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK - New evidence from housing providers
This ESRC-funded study was part of the ‘What Works in Tackling Poverty’ theme, and focused on the role of housing providers in addressing poverty faced by 16-25 year olds. This paper presents the findings from the exploratory strand of the work which explored emerging or innovative practice in tackling poverty experienced by young people. Ten case study projects, run by housing providers, were studied over an 18 month period offering a variety of approaches to tackling poverty.
The role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK - Literature review
This ESRC-funded study was part of the ‘What Works in Tackling Poverty’ theme, and focused on the role of housing providers in addressing poverty faced by 16-25 year olds. This paper presents the findings from a review of the literature.
The role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK - Summary and Conclusions
This ESRC-funded study was part of the ‘What Works in Tackling Poverty’ theme, and focused on the role of housing providers in addressing poverty faced by 16-25 year olds. This publication presents a summary of the key findings and conclusions.
Household income distribution estimates: The example of Pay to Stay impacts in Local Authority areas in two English regions
Drawing on household income distributions, this pilot study estimates the localised impact and scale of Pay to Stay (PTS) for London and the West Midlands. The test results show that the new social rent regime will affect local authority (LA) areas unevenly – Pay to Stay affected household (PTS HH) proportions were estimated to range from around 6 to 16% while the counts ranged from around 300 to 6,500 households. PTS requires English local authority landlords to charge market (or quasi-market) rents to tenants on higher incomes.
Using Ethnographic Methodologies to Evaluate Time Credits – working paper
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the use of ethnographic methodologies to evaluate an initiative such as Time Credits.
Time Credits in Wisbech – working paper
The purpose of this paper is to describe the context in which the Time Credits programme operates.
Wisbech Time Credits – Interim Report
This report presents the interim findings from the evaluation of the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech.
Feasibility study of the prospect of developing a viable housing model for those entitled only to access the shared accommodation rate
This research was commissioned by Community Housing Cymru and the Welsh Local Government Association in order to establish what Local Authorities and Housing Associations in Wales can do to increase the economically viable provision of affordable accommodation for young single people under 35 in the social housing sector in the light of forthcoming housing benefit cuts.
Experimental review of the Cambridge Travel to Work Area (TTWA) as a tool for informing local housing policy - including a study of the Ely housing market in the context of the Cambridge TTWA
Travel To Work Areas are used primarily to understand local labour markets, but are also used in housing planning. However, TTWAs do not allow for overlap. Taking Cambridge as their example Chihiro Udagawa and Dr Paul Sanderson identify commuting areas for Cambridge that lie within the boundaries of other employment hubs. Their study suggests care should be taken when using TWAs for housing planning purposes.
Wisbech Time Credits – individual member case studies
This report is the first of a series of papers on emerging findings from the evaluation. It draws on in depth face to face interviews with Time Credit members.
Identifying housing need in the horseracing industry - Report
The aim of this research was to establish the degree and nature of current unmet need for affordable housing amongst racing staff and to make recommendations as to how that need may best be met.
The potential for Time Credits to generate public health outcomes – a conceptual model – working paper
This paper outlines how we expect the different activities associated with earning and spending Time Credits to generate public health outcomes and reduce health inequalities.
Evaluating the Public Health Outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits Project – conference poster
This poster was presented at the School for Public Health Research annual conference about the evaluation of the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech.
Co-production in research and public services – working papers
These two papers are outputs from the evaluation of the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech.
Evaluation of Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy: Final Report
The Final Report from the Evaluation of the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy (often referred to as the 'bedroom tax'), carried out jointly by CCHPR and Ipsos Mori, has been published. The report explores the effects of the cuts to Housing Benefit for working age social housing tenants who are deemd to be under-occupying their home.
Understanding the likely poverty impacts of the extension of Right to Buy to housing association tenants
This report, commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, examines the impact of the extension of the Right to Buy to housing association tenants, and the sale of higher value local authority dwellings, which will provide the funding for the Right to Buy. The analysis first estimates the likely scale of uptake of both schemes, and then looks at the impact on lettings, rents, poverty and welfare costs.
Introduction to time banking and time credits
The first working paper of the evaluation of the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech has just been published. It provides an overview of time banking and time credits. Part of the NIHR funded Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES), the aim of the evaluation is to determine the project’s potential to tackle social exclusion, loneliness and deprivation and to assess the extent to which it can reduce health inequalities.
Research on the effect of rent stabilisation measures in London
The London Assembly’s Housing Committee commissioned this study as part of an investigation into the likely impact of a range of rent stabilisation measures on London’s housing market.
How do landlords address poverty? A poverty-focused review of the stratetgies of local authorities, landlords and letting agents in England
Rising rents, more low‑income households in private renting, reduced funding for house building and welfare reforms present major challenges for landlords and local authorities in England. This research explores how landlords are responding, what can be learnt from their written strategies and plans, and what happens in practice.
Emerging findings paper 2 - Wisbech Time Credits Partner Organisation Case Studies
This report is the second of a series of papers on emerging findings from the evaluation. It draws on in depth face to face interviews with members of Time Credit partner organisations where people earn Time Credits. The case studies in this report summarise the stories of five Time Credit partner organisations.
The effects of rent controls on supply and markets
This project, commissioned by Shelter, explored the possible effects of different rent control scenarios on the operation of the Private Rented Sector in England. Six different rent control options were considered, proposing different limits to rents and changes to security of tenure.
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. The work drew on a range of secondary data sources, and also on a series of local case studies and also on a survey exploring young people's experiences of ‘sofa surfing’ and rough sleeping.
Evaluation of new lighting intervention schemes being undertaken by benevolent trusts - Project Report
This research, funded by the Thomas Pocklington Trust evaluated the impact of lighting improvements made to the homes of people with sight loss living in London and the North West of England during 2013-15.
Road and sewer bonds in England and Wales – report to the NHBC
The NHBC Foundation commissioned this research to investigate the circumstances and consequences of performance bonds required by highways authorities and water supply companies for housing developments.
Encouraging inter-regulator data sharing: the perceptions of regulators
The report explores attitudes towards data sharing of 63 regulators in 30 organisations. The findings indicate the extent to which regulators share data is influenced by several complex factors including the difficulty of balancing privacy with freedom of information.
Affordable housing and institutional investment in Australia
This report presents the latest insights into new ways of financing much needed affordable rental housing in Australia, especially by attracting large scale institutional investors into the field.
Variations in house building rates between local authorities in England
CCHPR has examined the evidence for the assertion that some locations have much higher levels of house building than others. Here we present some basic data. CHHPR intends to carry out further work to explore the reasons for the variations.