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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research

 

Research projects which started in 2014 are listed here.

Read more at: Baseline Study for Intermediate Housing Market in and around Cambridge City

Baseline Study for Intermediate Housing Market in and around Cambridge City

This was a short term research project into the size of the intermediate housing market in the City of Cambridge and its immediate surroundings, and the likely demand for intermediate forms of tenure, both for rent and for partial ownership.


Read more at: Benefit Cap: In-depth interviews with affected claimants

Benefit Cap: In-depth interviews with affected claimants

The DWP commissioned CCHPR to undertake a series of qualitative interviews with households affected by the Benefit Cap.


Read more at: Estimating the scale of youth homelessness in the UK

Estimating the scale of youth homelessness in the UK

Centrepoint, the youth homeless charity, commissioned CCHPR to calculate up to date estimates of the number of young people experiencing homelessness in the UK during a year.


Read more at: Evaluation of support services in Kingston Royal Eye Clinic

Evaluation of support services in Kingston Royal Eye Clinic

The Thomas Pocklington Trust undertook a pilot scheme to provide support to people attending the Royal Eye Clinic at Kingston hospital. The main purpose of this evaluation was to enable lessons to be learned from the pilot, to ensure that others can benefit from its experiences.


Read more at: Evaluation of Visual Impairment Parliament in Kingston

Evaluation of Visual Impairment Parliament in Kingston

The Thomas Pocklington Trust established a ‘Visual Impairment Parliament’ for people in Kingston living with Sight Loss. This research evaluated the process of setting up the parliament.


Read more at: Housing need and demand in Wales

Housing need and demand in Wales

The objective of this project was to use new data to revise and update the modelling of need and demand undertaken by CCHPR for the Welsh Government in 2010. The key research question was 'What is the housing ‘need’ in Wales and how is it expected to evolve in the coming years?'


Read more at: Managing Money Better: Evaluation

Managing Money Better: Evaluation

The Managing Money Better (MMB) project has been evaluated in order to analyse the outcomes for vulnerable older people using the service. The project aimed to reach more vulnerable older people, particularly by providing money advice as a key element of housing and care options advice and support.


Read more at: Performance bonds for highways and water supplies for new housing developments

Performance bonds for highways and water supplies for new housing developments

The NHBC, together with the NHBC Foundation, commissioned this research project to investigate the circumstances and consequences of performance bonds required by highways authorities and water supply companies for housing developments. The NHBC estimates that it is the provider of 80% of the...


Read more at: Promoting policy change to boost the supply of affordable housing

Promoting policy change to boost the supply of affordable housing

The project sought to influence (a) public policy on affordable housing supply policy instruments and (b) public understanding of policy measures that would increase the supply of affordable housing through the production of a short film, a policy workshop, and engagement with politicians and the...


Read more at: Prospects for investment in social housing

Prospects for investment in social housing

The project investigated whether institutional investors could be attracted to expand the social housing sector in the UK. It also examined how the needs of institutional investors and social housing providers can be better aligned by drawing on experience in other countries.


Read more at: Provision of information on London’s development

Provision of information on London’s development

For an international comparative study on global cities’ development, this project aimed to provide the following pieces of information about London: (1) information about Urban Development Projects over the following decade, (2) information about Infrastructure Development Projects over the...


Read more at: Research into potential solutions for business data sharing between regulators

Research into potential solutions for business data sharing between regulators

This project for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills drew on existing knowledge of regulation and regulatory data within the CCHPR to examine the potential for greater sharing of regulatory data between regulators. The aim was to increase regulatory efficiency and reduce the burden of...


Read more at: Research on the nature of planning constraints

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.


Read more at: Increasing housing supply: Research to support Lloyds Banking Group’s Housing Commission

Increasing housing supply: Research to support Lloyds Banking Group’s Housing Commission

This project provided evidence to support the Housing Commission in exploring what works to increase housing supply. It looked at a range of policy measures such as New Towns, bringing empty homes back into use, self build and custom build, the role of taxation in promoting housing supply and...


Read more at: Sight loss is not life loss: Evaluation

Sight loss is not life loss: Evaluation

The 'Sight Loss is not Life Loss' project was funded by the Big Lottery Fund. It aimed to help people with sight loss to achieve greater independence, to reduce social isolation and to have greater access to information, advice, support and specialist equipment. The aim of the proposed research was...


Read more at: The role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK

The role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK

CCHPR was awarded funding for this work from the ESRC as part of their What Works in Tackling Poverty programme. The ESRC funded four new research projects that aimed to advance understanding of effective strategies for tackling poverty. This project explored the role of housing and housing...


Read more at: Validation of an objectively assessed housing need for West Oxfordshire Council

Validation of an objectively assessed housing need for West Oxfordshire Council

West Oxfordshire Council commissioned CCHPR to validate projections of housing need in the selected local authority areas up to 2031, which was set out the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA).


Read more at: Other Publications

Other Publications

The remaining publications from the year that are not listed under CCHPR projects - e.g. related journal articles by CCHPR researchers.


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