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Read more at: The role of hostels in ending homelessness: assessing what works?

The role of hostels in ending homelessness: assessing what works?

As the first stage in developing a robust evidence base about the relative effectiveness and cost effectiveness of different models of hostel provision, our research aims to provide an analysis and typology of current hostel provision in England. Collecting data from existing hostels will alllow us...


Read more at: Housing characteristics and households' experiences with COVID-19 protocols in Ghana

Housing characteristics and households' experiences with COVID-19 protocols in Ghana

This research looks at how household composition and housing characteristics impact adherence to COVID-19 health and safety protocols in a developing country context. The research takes the Kumasi Metropolitan Area - Ghana’s second-largest metropolis - as a case study. A focus group discussion with...


Read more at: Using modular housing to address acute housing needs

Using modular housing to address acute housing needs

CCHPR were asked to provide the Centre for Homelessness Impact with an overview of current modular and container housing provision in England and to assess whether this could be an effective way to address housing needs and, in particular, homelessness. Modular homes are increasingly acknowledged...


Read more at: Tackling digital exclusion: identifying policy and practitioner responses to support digitally excluded households

Tackling digital exclusion: identifying policy and practitioner responses to support digitally excluded households

CCHPR are partnering with CHS Group and others to conduct impact work with a specific focus on tackling digital exclusion. Reports and other research outputs connected to this project can be found in the menu. For more information and outputs relating to the Digital Divide and part of the orginal...


Read more at: The housing market and the wider economy

The housing market and the wider economy

Our collaborative research programme for Places for People will take an in depth look at the housing market and the complexity of its relationship with society and the wider economy. Places for People want to continue to develop an innovative understanding of the housing market as a system, its...


Read more at: Creating positive economic communities

Creating positive economic communities

Funded by The Local Trust, Prof Pete Tyler and Dr Gemma Burgess led a team of researchers in reviewing how positive economic change might be sustainably created in communities with a population of 5,000 to 15,000, where there is sufficient local involvement and adequate long term support.


Read more at: Parenting in a house share (ESRC IAA)

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 provided the oppportunity to increase...


Read more at: Evaluation of the Reimagining Rent Programme

Evaluation of the Reimagining Rent Programme

The Young Foundation commissioned CCHPR to undertake an evaluation of the Reimagining Rent Programme, assessing its effectiveness in supporting participating innovations to grow and achieving wider impact.


Read more at: Community Currencies

Community Currencies

A paper by Gemma Burgess has been published by the International Journal of Community Currency Research.


Read more at: London Strategic Housing Initiative Evaluation

London Strategic Housing Initiative Evaluation

Trust for London and Citizens UK have commissioned CCHPR to undertake the evaluation of an initiative aimed at improving housing in London for citizens on low incomes.


Read more at: The Case for Social Housing

The Case for Social Housing

Mike Oxley, Director of CCHPR, delivered a keynote lecture on The Case for Social Housing at UWA Perth's Social Impact Festival on 19 July 2017.


Read more at: Building Better Opportunities - New Horizons

Building Better Opportunities - New Horizons

CCHPR has been commissioned to evaluate the New Horizons programme. New Horizons combines elements of financial inclusion, digital inclusion and employability delivered by employees hosted delivered from hubs in Peterborough, Wisbech, Kings Lynn and Cambridge with rural outreach. This project is...


Read more at: Using incentives to improve the private rented sector for people in poverty

Using incentives to improve the private rented sector for people in poverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation commissioned CCHPR to investigate how to improve the English private rented sector as a source of accommodation for people in poverty. The project explored whether taxation could be used to incentivise private landlords to improve the affordability, conditions or...


Read more at: Developing income-linked rents for CHS Group

Developing income-linked rents for CHS Group

Joseph Rowntree Foundation and CHS Group have commissioned CCHPR to explore how CHS Group can set rents that are genuinely affordable for its clients. This research will inform CHS’s policy on rent setting beyond 2020 and, at this opportune time, provide an opportunity to influence sector thinking...


Read more at: New housing, business space and infrastructure in London

New housing, business space and infrastructure in London

This research was conducted in partnership with University College London (UCL).


Read more at: Poverty, evictions and forced moves

Poverty, evictions and forced moves

This project was awarded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and supported by Shelter, in order to understand the causes of landlord evictions and of forced moves, where tenants feel compelled to move home for reasons such as affordability, security or to move away from particular locations. The...


Read more at: Review of “Young people and housing: transitions, trajectories and generational fractures”

Review of “Young people and housing: transitions, trajectories and generational fractures”

Mike Oxley provided a review of “Young people and housing: transitions, trajectories and generational fractures”, edited by Ray Forrest and Ngai ming Yip, for the International Journal of Housing Policy.


Read more at: Understanding the likely poverty impacts of the extension of Right to Buy to housing association tenants

Understanding the likely poverty impacts of the extension of Right to Buy to housing association tenants

This short piece of research, commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation aimed to better understand likely poverty impacts of the extension of Right to Buy to housing associations and the associated sale of higher value local authority stock.


Read more at: Research on the effect of rent stabilisation measures in London

Research on the effect of rent stabilisation measures in London

The London Assembly’s Housing Committee undertook an investigation in autumn 2015 into the likely impact of a range of rent stabilisation measures on London’s housing market.


Read more at: Evaluating the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits Scheme

Evaluating the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits Scheme

CCHPR's evaluation of the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech looked at the potential of the project to reduce health inequalities.


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: 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: ESRC Seminar Series on Marketplace Exclusion: Representations, Resistances and Responses

ESRC Seminar Series on Marketplace Exclusion: Representations, Resistances and Responses

This series of six seminars examines substantive and methodological issues surrounding marketplace exclusion. The seminars are designed to create links between academics, early career researchers, business leaders, community groups, activists and policy makers interested in the dynamics of...


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: The Uneven Geography of Participation at the Global Level: Ethiopian Women Activists at the Global Periphery

The Uneven Geography of Participation at the Global Level: Ethiopian Women Activists at the Global Periphery

A journal article, The Uneven Geography of Participation at the Global Level: Ethiopian Women Activists at the Global Periphery, has been published by Dr Gemma Burgess in a special edition of Globalizations – Gender, Governance and Power: Finding the Global at the Local Level.


Read more at: When the personal becomes political: using legal reform to combat violence against women in Ethiopia in Gender Place & Culture

When the personal becomes political: using legal reform to combat violence against women in Ethiopia in Gender Place & Culture

A new journal article has been published by Dr Gemma Burgess in Gender, Place & Culture. The article focuses on Ethiopia's first civil society organisation, the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association (EWLA), which has been campaigning for legal reform to secure women's rights and address violence...


Read more at: Book review by Dr Gemma Burgess published in Journal of Social Policy

Book review by Dr Gemma Burgess published in Journal of Social Policy

Book review published in Journal of Social Policy. Dr Gemma Burgess reviews Patricia Kennett and Chan KamWah (eds.) (2011), Women and Housing: An International Analysis. Abingdon: Routledge. £34.99, pp. 247, pbk. doi:10.1017/S0047279411000882


Read more at: Mobility and moving aspirations of social housing tenants in London and the North

Mobility and moving aspirations of social housing tenants in London and the North

This study aims to assess evidence on the extent to which households in the social sector in London are prepared to move together with the attributes of households and dwellings that help to determine their attitudes and requirements.


Read more at: Residential mobility of social tenants and households entering Low Cost Home Ownership (LCHO): A comparison of London and the Northern Regions

Residential mobility of social tenants and households entering Low Cost Home Ownership (LCHO): A comparison of London and the Northern Regions

This report compares the residential mobility of social tenants and households entering LCHO in London with mobility in the northern regions of England.