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Complete list of publications and presentations, with the most recent at the top.
Getting involved in the community is good for your health!
On Thursday 18 May at 12.30pm, at the University Centre in Granta Place, there will be an opportunity to find out more about the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech.
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.
Festival of Ideas event - The potential for Time Credits to generate public health outcomes
‘Time Currencies in Cambridgeshire: Exchanging Time, Connecting Communities’ was held at the Festival of Ideas and attracted an audience of over 60 people who were keen to learn more about Time Credit and Timebank initiatives across Cambridgeshire. Dr Gemma Burgess presented findings from the evaluation of the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech (available to download).
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.
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.
Health outcomes of place based approaches to building community cohesion: Time Credits in England – research presented by Dr Burgess at AAG conference in San Francisco
Dr Gemma Burgess presented a paper at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting/Geography and Urban Health Symposium in San Francisco in April.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Improving housing outcomes: the value of advice and support for vulnerable older people
Improving housing outcomes: the value of advice and support for vulnerable older people (Burgess, G. and Morrison, N., 2015) has been published by the Journal of Housing and the Built Environment.
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.
Affordable Housing Film
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.
FirstStop local partners: costs and potential savings to public budgets of client casework 2014
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.
Increasing land supply for housing
Dr Gemma Burgess and Sarah Monk discuss the findings from their RICS research paper into the mechanisms available to increase housing land supply.
Sight loss is not life loss: Evaluation for Southampton Sight
The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research at the University of Cambridge has undertaken an independent evaluation of the Sight Loss is not Life Loss project. The evaluation found that the project is helping to reduce social isolation and to support people in maintaining their independence.
FirstStop Evaluation: Report on progress of the funded local partners 2013/14
This report explores the progress of the local housing options services which are currently funded by FirstStop. The research suggests the local projects have empowered older people to make informed decisions, have given them full knowledge of all the options available and have supported them in appraising these options effectively.
Managing Money Better evaluation
The Managing Money Better (MMB) project provides money management information and advice through the FirstStop information and advice service for older people, their families and carers through its website, national telephone advice line and its existing network of local partners and peer to peer services, which deliver face to face information and advice on housing, care and money options. It is an integrated part of the housing and care options support service offered by FirstStop. The project aims to reach more vulnerable older people, particularly by providing money advice as a key element of housing and care options advice and support. Dr Gemma Burgess has evaluated the MMB project to analyse the outcomes for vulnerable older people using the service.
ESRC Seminar Series on Marketplace Exclusion: Representations, Resistances and Responses
This series of six seminars examines substantive and methodological issues surrounding marketplace exclusion. The seminars are designed to create links between academics, early career researchers, business leaders, community groups, activists and policy makers interested in the dynamics of marketplace exclusion and means of countering it.
Economic analysis of the Wisbech travel to work area
The University of Cambridge was commissioned to undertake an economic analysis of the Wisbech travel to work area in order to help address the current and future challenges facing Wisbech and to maximise the opportunities available to the town and its surrounding area as set out in the Wisbech 2020 Vision.
Research on the nature of planning constraints
The aim of this research was to analyse the nature of planning constraints on the provision of housing. The research was commissioned by the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee.
Mechanisms to increase housing land supply in England and Wales
A recent review conducted by CCHPR identified measures taken successfully in other countries to bring land forward for housing (Monk et al, 2013). However, it showed that in England and Wales many of these mechanisms are already available or in place in some form. This new research funded by the RICS builds on the review to identify case study examples where the mechanisms have been used successfully.
Evaluation of the Cambridgeshire Timebanks
The research suggests that the timebanks are developing successfully, with increasing numbers of members and exchanges. There is evidence of a range of benefits to the members who are involved and evidence of positive outcomes, including reduced social isolation.
Local public finance and housing policy conference. Presentation by Dr Gemma Burgess - Case Study UK: rising house prices and under supply
Dr Gemma Burgess gave a key note speech at the local public finance and housing policy conference in Israel in December 2014, hosted by the Gazit-Globe Real Estate Institute at IDC Herzliya. The presentation - Case Study UK: rising house prices and under supply – focuses on housing supply constraints.
Housing Supply– challenges for policy makers. Presentation by Dr Gemma Burgess to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy, 21 October 2014, House of Commons
Dr Gemma Burgess gave a presentation to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy, 21 October 2014, at the House of Commons as part of the session on Housing Supply– challenges for policy makers. The presentation focuses on the constraints on new housing supply.

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CCHPR begin work on an evaluation of the New Horizons Project

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Getting involved in the community is good for your health!

May 02, 2017

On Thursday 18 May at 12.30pm, at the University Centre in Granta Place, there will be an opportunity to find out more about the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech.

CCHPR are recruiting!

Apr 27, 2017

CCHPR are currently advertising for a Temporary Research Assistant

Ask the Expert: Professor Michael Oxley speaks at the Social Market Foundation

Apr 25, 2017

Mike Oxley, Director of CCHPR, delivered a lunchtime seminar at the Social Market Foundation in March 2017. Professor Oxley discussed the changing role of the private rented housing sector in the UK and the corresponding implications for policy.

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