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Parenting in a house share (ESRC IAA)

Contract research for Commonweal Housing explored different types of shared housing available for non-resident parents and investigated their experiences of parenting their children whilst living in shared housing. This ESRC Impact Acceleration Account project will significantly increase the wider impact of this research, and will focus on the experience of fathers.

Non-resident parents are parents who live apart from their children – following separation from their partner – but still provide some of their children’s care. Due to their financial situation, many non-resident parents are only able to afford to rent a room in a shared house, which has implications for parenting their children.

This impact project focused specifically on non-resident fathers because the majority of the non-resident parents interviewed were men.  Engagement and knowledge exchange activities, including a round table discussion event, were carried out with policy-makers, academics and practitioners, with the aim of creating two-way conversations around the following topics.

To read the research report for Commonweal Housing, visit the project page.


Housing issues facing non-resident fathers

The roundtable event hosted by Kathryn Muir took place on 20 November 2018 at The Pitt Building in Cambridge, and was attended by academics, practitioners and policymakers.

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CCHPR Contact

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Project Start Date

August 2018