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Read more at: Additional housing supply: implications for sustainable communities

Additional housing supply: implications for sustainable communities

This is part of DCLG’s (then ODPM) response to the Barker Review of Housing Supply’s recommendations that many more dwellings are needed to reduce house price inflation. It draws on the results of a model of house price response to additional supply developed in a parallel project at Reading...


Read more at: The role of foyers in housing association provision

The role of foyers in housing association provision

This research provided a systematic analysis of the national position in terms of numbers, their geographical and size distribution, information on both capital and revenue funding, clarification of the client groups and how clients come forward and are accepted, staffing, range of services...


Read more at: Sustainable development in the Kent Thames Gateway

Sustainable development in the Kent Thames Gateway

CCHPR worked in a multi-disciplinary team with others across the university to carry out this piece of research looking at sustainable development in the Kent Thames Gateway.


Read more at: Evaluation of the Mixed Communities Demonstration Projects

Evaluation of the Mixed Communities Demonstration Projects

CCHPR was part of a consortium evaluating the Mixed Communities Demonstration Projects. These aimed to develop comprehensive approaches to neighbourhood renewal through major changes to the housing stock and tenure / income mix, improvements to the environment and action to reduce worklessness and...


Read more at: Promoting mixed communities through balanced lettings and asset management

Promoting mixed communities through balanced lettings and asset management

The aims of the project, carried out for the Tenant Services Authority and Communities and Local Government, were to understand how to achieve a better balance between allocating social homes to the most needy, and preserving or improving the mix of the housing stock, in particular through balanced...


Read more at: Valuing success: A case study of Emmaus Village Carlton

Valuing success: A case study of Emmaus Village Carlton

CCHPR updated the evaluation methodology and evidence on the success of the Emmaus approach, this time using Emmaus Village Carlton as a case study. The project’s aim was to determine the cost effectiveness of the Emmaus Village Carlton Community including the economic value of their outputs and...


Read more at: Taking the Gender Equality Duty into account in regeneration: Identifying good practice

Taking the Gender Equality Duty into account in regeneration: Identifying good practice

This study assessed the degree to which gender is taken into consideration in regeneration schemes in the light of the Gender Equality Duty and identified best practice that could be used to aid the success of schemes elsewhere.


Read more at: The Poor Pay More

The Poor Pay More

This research, published by the energy consumer watchdog, examined the limits of competitive markets in the provision of essential services to low-income consumers.


Read more at: Domestic violence - assistance for adults without dependant children

Domestic violence - assistance for adults without dependant children

Communities and Local Government commissioned Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research to carry out research on housing support for people at risk of domestic violence.


Read more at: The Working Neighbourhoods Fund scoping study

The Working Neighbourhoods Fund scoping study

The Working Neighbourhoods Fund was established by Communities and Local Government and the Department for Work and Pensions in 2008. Replacing the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, it directs funding to 65 local authorities to help them tackle concentrations of worklessness. A team from the Department...


Read more at: The Ward Penalty in Birmingham

The Ward Penalty in Birmingham

The Barrow Cadbury Trust approached Land Economy and CCHPR to conduct an investigation into the relationships between race, place and poverty in Birmingham. The study arose from the observation that many of the highly deprived parts of the city, particularly the inner urban areas, are also those...


Read more at: The contribution of housing to urban renaissance

The contribution of housing to urban renaissance

The purpose of this scoping study was to explore the role of housing development across the West Midlands region in generating urban renaissance.


Read more at: Evaluation of Enhanced Housing Options Trailblazers

Evaluation of Enhanced Housing Options Trailblazers

This project evaluated the implementation, operation and success of the Enhanced Housing Options Trailblazers programmes. These aimed to develop innovative approaches to delivering housing services, extending to wider client groups and linking housing advice to wider advice about a range of issues...


Read more at: Mixed communities policy review

Mixed communities policy review

The Minister for Housing & Communities in the Scottish Government requested a review to explore how Scottish Government policies that aimed to create mixed communities were being implemented on the ground. The purpose of the review was to: 1. clarify what housing, regeneration and planning...


Read more at: The contribution of housing, planning and regeneration policies to mixed communities in Scotland

The contribution of housing, planning and regeneration policies to mixed communities in Scotland

This short study looked at whether and how mainstream housing, planning and regeneration policies in Scotland are contributing to "mixed communities ". In particular, it investigated the ways in which these policies are fostering neighbourhoods which have a mix of housing tenures, and are therefore...


Read more at: Evaluating the Women’s Design Group project for the Women’s Design Service

Evaluating the Women’s Design Group project for the Women’s Design Service

This project evaluated the Women’s Design Group project for the Women’s Design Service, reflecting on the success of the project and making recommendations for taking the initiative forward.


Read more at: The future of inclusive design: the success of initiatives aiming to reduce inequality in spatial planning and the built environment

The future of inclusive design: the success of initiatives aiming to reduce inequality in spatial planning and the built environment

The aim of the research was to explore the success of equality-related initiatives in the field of spatial planning and the built environment. CCHPR worked with Women’s Design Groups, Disability Access Groups and Inclusive Design Groups.


Read more at: Deprivation and community need in Suffolk

Deprivation and community need in Suffolk

This project sought to assemble a coherent evidence place on where deprivation is experienced in Suffolk, how it is concentrated and where it may be hard to identify. It built on an assumption that deprivation can be material, physical or social and may be obscured by being concentrated in certain...


Read more at: Mixed communities literature review

Mixed communities literature review

This review of the literature around the benefits of mixed communities was carried out under the call-off contract for the Scottish Government. This is to meet some of the analytical needs which the Communities Analytical Services Division (CASD) will have in 2009 and 2010.


Read more at: Older people’s views of service provision in Cambridge

Older people’s views of service provision in Cambridge

This project was a collaboration between CCHPR, the Department of Geography and the Office of External Affairs and Communications at the University of Cambridge. A study was conducted on behalf of the Cambridge Older Peoples Reference Group (COPRG) to explore older people’s views of services in the...


Read more at: Cost benefit analysis of lighting adaptations

Cost benefit analysis of lighting adaptations

This project involved conducting a cost benefit analysis of lighting adaptations for the Thomas Pocklington Trust, a charity providing housing, care and support for people with sight loss in the UK. The output compares the costs of lighting adaptations to estimates of the costs of falls by elderly...


Read more at: The role of the planning system in delivering housing choice for older Londoners

The role of the planning system in delivering housing choice for older Londoners

This project looked into the housing needs of older people in London for the Greater London Authority. It was commissioned as a ‘think piece’, looking specifically at the role of the planning system in helping to ensure that older Londoners have a genuine choice of homes that they can afford and...


Read more at: Rural housing at a time of economic change

Rural housing at a time of economic change

The Commission for Rural Communities funded CCHPR to carry out research into rural housing. The project looked specifically at the issues of changing rent levels and housing quality, the impact of policy change on rural areas, and whether some people are unable to remain in rural areas.


Read more at: Dementia and sight loss: Developing social care practice in different housing settings

Dementia and sight loss: Developing social care practice in different housing settings

This project, funded by the National Institute for Health Research sought to develop best practice in social care and support for people with dementia and sight loss in a range of housing settings. The research was led by York University and CCHPR led the element of the study on the costs of care...


Read more at: Early support for sight loss in Essex: Evaluation

Early support for sight loss in Essex: Evaluation

The Pocklington Trust commissioned CCHPR to evaluate the Visionary Development Fund’s project: Early Support in Essex. This project aimed to improve referral to services for elderly people with sight loss in Essex.


Read more at: Unfinished business, building an effective safety net for home owners and the housing market

Unfinished business, building an effective safety net for home owners and the housing market

In 2012, the Government was looking to end temporary support measures for home-buyers that were introduced during the economic and housing market downturn, but there had been no progress on agreeing a more effective safety net for the future. This project was commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree...


Read more at: Building social capital through community timebanking: an evaluation of the Cambridgeshire timebanking project

Building social capital through community timebanking: an evaluation of the Cambridgeshire timebanking project

Timebanking is an exchange system in which time is the principal currency. For every hour participants ‘deposit’ in a timebank, they are able to ‘withdraw’ an hour of support when they are in need. This research evaluated the development of a timebanking project in Cambridgeshire by Cambridgeshire...


Read more at: Service use by Cambridgeshire deaf communities

Service use by Cambridgeshire deaf communities

This scoping study was undertaken as a tool for the D/deaf partnership to better understand its constituency, with a particular view to making an input into the revised Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.


Read more at: An economic and spatial analysis of the future development of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire

An economic and spatial analysis of the future development of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire

This work aimed to assess: (1) The current economic profile of Wisbech; (2) The likely future economic role of Wisbech under different scenarios; (3) The sectors most likely to have potential for future employment growth; and to make (4) Make broad recommendations for future economic and spatial...


Read more at: Analysing the experience of vulnerable groups with hearing loss in Cambridgeshire

Analysing the experience of vulnerable groups with hearing loss in Cambridgeshire

The first phase of the research identified several gaps in knowledge about particular groups within the D/deaf community and also identified gaps in services in Cambridgeshire. The second phase of the research therefore concentrated on these three issues: (1) Rural isolation amongst people with...