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

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: Understanding the second-hand market for shared ownership properties

Understanding the second-hand market for shared ownership properties

Thames Valley Housing Association and the National Housing Federation commissioned CCHPR to carry out research into the secondary market for shared ownership properties. The research examined national data sources on resales and involved a survey of all major shared ownership providers on resales...


Read more at: Mapping the number of extra housing units needed for young people

Mapping the number of extra housing units needed for young people

Centrepoint, the youth homeless charity, commissioned CCHPR to carry out some work looking at the requirement for emergency homeless accommodation, supporting housing units, social housing and private rented housing with the use of Housing Benefit across England with a specific focus on the...


Read more at: Evaluation of new lighting intervention schemes being undertaken by benevolent trusts

Evaluation of new lighting intervention schemes being undertaken by benevolent trusts

The Pocklington Trust commissioned CCHPR to undertake an evaluation of lighting interventions on quality of life and specifically on its impact on reduction of falls amongst recipients.


Read more at: Housing wealth and wellbeing: understanding who uses housing equity release products and the impact they have on older people’s lives - scoping study

Housing wealth and wellbeing: understanding who uses housing equity release products and the impact they have on older people’s lives - scoping study

The UK has an ageing population, placing pressure on housing, health and social care services. Most older people own their homes outright and prefer to remain in the same home as they age, which often requires financial investment, e.g. to pay for home adaptations and care. One way to meet these...


Read more at: International review of land supply and planning systems

International review of land supply and planning systems

The JRF Housing Market Taskforce had identified land supply as a key reason contributing to housing market volatility and problems of housing affordability in the UK. This desk based research aimed to assess which policy approaches to land supply and land markets would be most likely to work in the...


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: Maximising the performance of the new Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy Planning Framework with Local Authorities: Developing a planning gain model

Maximising the performance of the new Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy Planning Framework with Local Authorities: Developing a planning gain model

Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research developed a simple model to estimate the impact of charging different CIL and S106 rates on the economic viability of development. The model has potential to assist local authorities in modelling the impact of different CIL and S106 rates on the...


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: Value for money assessment of Lincolnshire Home Improvement Agency's housing options service

Value for money assessment of Lincolnshire Home Improvement Agency's housing options service

CCHPR was commissioned to undertake a simple value for money assessment of Linconshire's Home Improvement Agency's Housing Options advice service, to use in informing future funding for the service. Funding for the service has been provided by Lincolnshire County Council and FirstStop. CCHPR is...


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...


Read more at: Mechanisms to increase housing supply in England

Mechanisms to increase housing supply in England

The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research recently completed an international review of land supply and planning systems, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation March 2013. The review identified measures taken successfully in other countries to bring land forward for housing...


Read more at: Evaluation of the FirstStop information and advice initiative

Evaluation of the FirstStop information and advice initiative

The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research evaluated the FirstStop service information and advice service for older people for six years between 2009 and 2015.


Read more at: Latest Projects

Latest Projects

Complete list of latest projects (started within the past year), with the most recent at the top.


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