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CCHPR publish their latest Annual Report

CCHPR has just published its 2017 Directors Report. The report gives a flavour of the research that CCHPR has been involved in during the year to March 2017.

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CCHPR begin work on an evaluation of the New Horizons Project

The New Horizons Project works with people in Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk to help them move closer to the job market. They do this in a number of different ways: by helping people feel more confident and in control of their money, by helping them get online and by giving them the tools to be able to look for work.

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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.

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CCHPR are recruiting!

CCHPR are currently advertising for a Temporary Research Assistant

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

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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New research shows numbers of first time buyers relying on 'bank of mum and dad’ hits historic high

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.

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Social landlords are stepping in to tackle youth poverty - study finds

Social landlords are stepping in to tackle youth poverty - study finds

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).

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UK Housing Review 2017 published

CCHPR Departmental Fellow, Peter Williams has co-authored the latest UK Housing Review, published by the Chartered Institute of Housing.

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Research into student housing in Cambridge published

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.

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

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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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.

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The Changing Role of Private Renting in Europe - new research published

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.

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What do mortgage lenders think of shared ownership?

New research by CCHPR published this month, commissioned by the the Council for Mortgage Lenders, explores lenders' views of the shared ownership sector.

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New paper on rough sleeping and sofa surfing published

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.

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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.

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New report on Time Credits published

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.

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Using Ethnographic Methodologies to Evaluate Time Credits – working paper published

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.

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Time Credits in Wisbech – working paper published

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.

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The potential for Time Credits to generate public health outcomes – interim report published

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.

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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.

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