Our new research on behalf of the Social Mobility Commission has been published this week showing that the number of first time buyers relying on the 'Bank of Mum and Dad' has hit a historic high. Drawing on Governmental and housing market data, Chihiro Udagawa and colleagues have analysed the recent pattern of parental help for first-time buyers. The research also includes trends and projections of such parental help.
Initiatives run by social housing providers to help young people aged 16-25 increase their independence and employment prospects are helping to reduce youth poverty, says our new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
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.
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.
We're currently looking for a new Research Assistant to join our team working on a range of projects in the field of ousing and planning. Salary £25,298-£29,301.
‘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.
New research published today suggests that it is economic pressures rather than government policies which have been most important in changing the role of private renting across Europe.
New research by CCHPR published this month, commissioned by the the Council for Mortgage Lenders, explores lenders' views of the shared ownership sector.
A new paper by Anna Clarke, published in the journal Social Inclusion looks at rates of rough sleeping and sofa surfing of young people in the UK. It found rates to be much higher than previously thought.
New paper on household income distribution estimates published: Pay to Stay impacts in Local Authority areas in two English regions
Drawing on household income distributions, this pilot study by Chihiro Udagawa and Paul Sanderson estimates the localised impact and scale of the new proposed 'Pay to Stay' policy in two contrasting regions - London and the West Midlands.
Emerging findings paper 2 - Wisbech Time Credits Partner Organisation Case Studies - is the latest paper from the evaluation of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech. 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.
A paper from the evaluation of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech has just been published. It analyses the use of ethnographic methodologies to evaluate an initiative such as Time Credits.
A paper from the evaluation of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech has just been published. It outlines the context in which the Time Credits programme operates in Wisbech.
A report detailing the interim findings from the evaluation of the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech has just been published.
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 TTWAs for housing planning purposes.
A new report into 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.
Wisbech Time Credits – individual member case studies show impact of volunteering on health outcomes
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.
CCHPR delivered a workshop to Welsh housing providers on the emerging findings from research into the role of housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people.
Shadow EU Summit Managing Tomorrow’s Cities – Dr Gemma Burgess gives key note speech on social inclusion
The shadow EU-summit in Amsterdam is the platform where students, experts and policymakers meet to provide practical, valuable and realistic solutions on a wide range of today’s and tomorrow’s urban challenges http://www.shadoweusummit.eu/. Dr Gemma Burgess gave a key note speech on social inclusion which you can download here: