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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research


Riverside Housing undertook a study with the aim of gaining a more detailed understanding of the impact of welfare reforms and wider economic change on Riverside households. Anna Clarke, from CCHPR, was an advisor on the project.

The research built up a picture of the impact on:

  • Household income
  • Outgoings (including food and energy costs)
  • Welfare benefits received
  • Patterns of work within the household
  • Caring responsibilities for children, household or other family members who are sick
  • Perceived need for services (including type of housing)
  • Attitudes to work, money, prospects, future housing choices

CCHPR provided consultancy input into the study, advising on study methodology, staff training and interpretation of results.


Project Publications:

Challenging times, changing lives

Riverside Housing Group published the first output from a three year longitudinal study tracking the lives of 20 tenants and exploring how they respond to financial changes and welfare reform. Anna Clarke, from CCHPR, supported the project in an advisory capacity. This first report presented the findings and conclusions from the initial baseline study.

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Riverside Housing

Project Start Date

10th November 2011