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Complete list of projects, with the most recent at the top.

Read more at: TAPPI 2 Evaluation and Learning Partner

TAPPI 2 Evaluation and Learning Partner

The Technology for our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation (TAPPI) project aims to improve the way technology is used in housing and care for older people. Led by the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (Housing LIN), the TEC Services Association (TSA) and funded by The Dunhill Medical...


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: Are modular homes a good temporary housing solution for people experiencing homelessness?

Are modular homes a good temporary housing solution for people experiencing homelessness?

Modular homes have only recently become a type of temporary accommodation provided for people experiencing homelessness in the UK and our research aims to provide evidence, from the four front runner schemes in Cambridge, about the impact and outcomes of using modular homes to provide temporary...


Read more at: Digital poverty in the UK

Digital poverty in the UK

Digital exclusion is a key aspect of poverty in the UK and is often siloed by policymakers. Digital activties are an increasingly prominent part of everyday life, and our research looks at the need for integrating digital inclusion policy with other policies targeted at addressing poverty, focusing...


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 Shared Ownership Sector in 2020

The Shared Ownership Sector in 2020

The aim of this research was to provide an analysis of the shared ownership sector in 2020, with a focus on the supply and management side of the industry, rather than the demand side.


Read more at: Modular homes for people experiencing homelessness

Modular homes for people experiencing homelessness

We are exploring the role that modular homes can play in housing people experiencing homelessness, focusing on an innovative Cambridge-based scheme.


Read more at: More about this project

More about this project

In the first scheme of its kind in England, six modular homes have been installed on a temporary site in Cambridge to house six local people experiencing homelessness. The project is a collaboration between social enterprises Allia and New Meaning , and Jimmy’s Cambridge , a charity which provides...


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: Understanding the socio-economic inhibitors to the take up of digital innovation in construction

Understanding the socio-economic inhibitors to the take up of digital innovation in construction

Transforming construction is a social, cultural, economic and political challenge, and not just a technical problem, and our project will focus on the key social and cultural factors inhibiting digital uptake in the construction sector and which are holding back transformation across the...


Read more at: How can smart technologies meet the demand of an ageing population?

How can smart technologies meet the demand of an ageing population?

The increase in the proportion of older people has been described as “one of the most significant social transformations of the twenty-first century” (United Nations, 2015), with huge implications for government health and social care budgets. Our research for the Dunhill Medical Trust, which...


Read more at: CSaP Impact Hunting

CSaP Impact Hunting

The aim of the research was to identify examples of impact resulting from the meetings between academics and Policy Fellows, providing a narrative about the ability of the University of Cambridge's Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) to generate impact.


Read more at: Construction Innovation Hub

Construction Innovation Hub

Dr Gemma Burgess, Director of CCHPR, is a Co-Investigator on the £72m Construction Innovation Hub, a partnership between the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), the Building Research Establishment (BRE), and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).


Read more at: Leasehold and Freehold Charges

Leasehold and Freehold Charges

This research, funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), examined the issues of the levels of leasehold and freehold charges being charged, and the variation within these, in order to inform the development of the Ministry's leasehold reform policy and future...


Read more at: Wylfa Newydd Housing Study

Wylfa Newydd Housing Study

The Wylfa Newydd Housing Study (Stage 1), commissioned by the Isle of Anglesey County Council and undertaken by CCHPR, reviewed Horizon Nuclear Power’s Construction Worker Accommodation Strategy. It identified the key issues and impacts of the proposed development, and outlined the measures...


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: Valuing Planning Obligations 2018-19

Valuing Planning Obligations 2018-19

CCHPR researchers are participating in a collaborative project looking at developer contributions


Read more at: Digital Nomads

Digital Nomads

The aim of this research, funded by the Centre for Digital Built Britain, was to understand how digital technology is being used to enable new forms of shared living in the private rented sector. With a focus on the use of digital technology in shared rented accommodation, the research investigated...


Read more at: Is co-living a housing solution for vulnerable older people?

Is co-living a housing solution for vulnerable older people?

Many vulnerable older people face related challenges around poor housing, poverty, loneliness and lack of support, which co-living housing models have the potential to address. The Nationwide Foundation and the Nationwide Building Society funded CCHPR to conduct research in order to understand the...


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: Planning for Affordable Housing (PLANAFFHO)

Planning for Affordable Housing (PLANAFFHO)

Dr Sónia Alves's project PLANAFFHO, funded by a two year Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship, examined how land use planning contributes to the provision of affordable housing for people on low incomes, and how it has promoted a mix of housing tenures within new developments in three European capital...


Read more at: Uptake of digital tools in the UK house building sector

Uptake of digital tools in the UK house building sector

Our mini-project for the Centre for Digital Built Britain looked at the uptake of digital tools in the UK house building sector. It provides a ‘state of the nation’ report into the opportunities and barriers to the uptake of the digital tools, standards and processes that are collectively known as...


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: Gemma Burgess - new Junior Proctor for University of Cambridge
Gemma Burgess - new Junior Proctor for University of Cambridge

Gemma Burgess - new Junior Proctor for University of Cambridge

5 October 2017

Everyone who has worked with Gemma will know her boundless energy and enthusiasm and won't be surprised to learn she has taken on the role of Junior Proctor for the University for 2017/18. She is the twelfth woman to do so in the University's 800 year proctorial history and we wish her every success in her role (which we...


Read more at: Valuing Planning Obligations

Valuing Planning Obligations

CCHPR participated in a collaborative project entitled Research into the Incidence and Value of S106 and CIL. Led by the University of Liverpool, the project was funded by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government.


Read more at: University of Cambridge Housing Needs

University of Cambridge Housing Needs

CCHPR was commissioned by the University of Cambridge's Estate Management to explore the University's options for meeting staff housing needs. Estate Management are responsible for the development, management and maintenance of the University of Cambridge estate.


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: Assessment of Student Housing Demand and Supply for Cambridge City Council and Oxford City Council

Assessment of Student Housing Demand and Supply for Cambridge City Council and Oxford City Council

Cambridge City Council and Oxford City Council commissioned this study to inform planning policy with regard to the provision of student accommodation, and its impact upon housing need, within the two cities.