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Projects

Complete list of projects, with the most recent at the top.
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.
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.
Government Policy and the Profile of Housing Provision in England
CCHPR were commissioned by Places for People to explore the impact on government policy on the profile of housing provision in England. It will consider the impact of the Housing and Planning Bill and other reforms to welfare, housing and planning policy on the social and affordable housing sector in England.
A better quality PRS: the role of SME investment
This project, commissioned by Lloyds Banking Group, explored the role of SME investment in the private rented sector. It aimed to raise the profile of this part of the PRS, adding to the understanding of its impact and to inform policy discussion.
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 final report was published in July 2017.
Downsizing and moving in later life - new build housing or existing stock?
This research explored why older households move in later life, the size of property they moved to and why they choose either new build housing or existing stock. It considered what the house building sector can learn from their experience and what opportunities that this presents to the house building sector.
Multi generational living: potential opportunities for the house building sector?
This research for the NHBC Foundation analysed the scale and nature of multi generational living in England and explored the opportunities that this presents to the house building sector.
The private rented sector in North Hertfordshire
This project involved analysis of private sector data to assist North Hertfordshire District Council in developing its private sector housing strategy.
Evaluation of support services in Kingston Royal Eye Clinic
The Thomas Pocklington Trust undertook a pilot scheme to provide support to people attending the Royal Eye Clinic at Kingston hospital. The main purpose of this evaluation was to enable lessons to be learned from the pilot, to ensure that others can benefit from its experiences.
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.
Baseline Study for Intermediate Housing Market in and around Cambridge City
This was a short term research project into the size of the intermediate housing market in the City of Cambridge and its immediate surroundings, and the likely demand for intermediate forms of tenure, both for rent and for partial ownership.
Performance bonds for highways and water supplies for new housing developments
The NHBC, together with the NHBC Foundation, commissioned this research project to investigate the circumstances and consequences of performance bonds required by highways authorities and water supply companies for housing developments. The NHBC estimates that it is the provider of 80% of the outstanding bonds in the sector.
Increasing housing supply: Research to support Lloyds Banking Group’s Housing Commission
This project provided evidence to support the Housing Commission in exploring what works to increase housing supply. It looked at a range of policy measures such as New Towns, bringing empty homes back into use, self build and custom build, the role of taxation in promoting housing supply and affordability, different models of delivering affordable housing and ways of increasing overall housing production. It started with a policy and practice overview and produced an Interim Report in time to encourage discussion and debate at the party political conferences. It included consideration of regional and devolved government and concluded with recommendations.
Benefit Cap: In-depth interviews with affected claimants
The DWP commissioned CCHPR to undertake a series of qualitative interviews with households affected by the Benefit Cap.
Research on the nature of planning constraints
The aim of this research was to analyse the nature of planning constraints on the provision of housing. The research was commissioned by the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee.
Review of Affordable Housing Gateway in Jersey
The States of Jersey commissioned CCHPR to undertake a full and independent review to ensure that the then new Affordable Housing Gateway, launched in January 2012, was supported appropriately in respect of policy, process and procedures; that it was appropriately resourced (both staff and IT) and that itw as as efficient as it could be and was fit for purpose. The work used a ‘lean methodology’ that combined data analysis with interviews with staff and clients and comparison with best practice in the UK.
Support in the preparation of a housing strategy for Jersey
The States of Jersey commissioned CCHPR to provide support to its embryonic Strategic Housing unit in the preparation of an island wide, cross tenure Housing Strategy. The project comprises a series of papers for discussion with officers and the relevant Ministers between November 2012 and April 2013, leading to the production of a public Consulation Paper for circulation in May and a final Strategy Paper for debate in the States Assembly in June/July 2013. It identified the main issues and options in order to built a shared understanding of the issues, the range of policy options available and the financial implications. The aim of the project was to develop a broad consensus on the appropriate housing strategy for Jersey.
Research into the future of the social rented sector
This project was commissioned by East 7, a group of housing associations in the East of England, to inform their own strategy and policy development and to assist East 7 members in engaging in the policy debate with ministers and other opinion formers.
Housing markets in the Channel Islands
This overview of housing markets and their economic context in the Channel Islands, based upon secondary data, was commissioned by One Savings Bank.
Future investment in affordable housing
The National Housing Federation, in partnership with CCHPR, explored possible models for investment in new affordable homes. This research contributes to that work.
Facing the future: The future role and financing of social housing
The Housing Futures Network commissioned CCHPR to produce new work looking at the future of the social housing sector. The work looked at the future options for financing the sector, and the implications of the latest policy reforms, including welfare reform, housing benefits and under-occupation.
Cambridge University staff housing survey 2011
This online survey of University and College staff appointed post 2007 was carried out in order to inform housing provision in north west Cambridge.
North West Cambridge rent policy
This paper analysed University staff incomes and made recommendations for rent policy in north west Cambridge.
The citizen in regulation
This project for the Local Better Regulation Office reviewed the existing policy, practice and academic literature relating to the citizen in regulation, encompassing citizen involvement and participation, co-regulation and co-production. The intention was to highlight potentially fruitful areas for further exploration by the LBRO.
Housing benefit changes and their effects on the private rented sector
The project looked at the short and longer term influences on the supply of private rented housing to poorer households in Britain. The Government’s emergency budget of June 2010 proposed substantial reductions in the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) payments made to private tenants who cannot afford their rent.
Housing transformation in Jersey
This consultancy project was carried out for the States of Jersey to provide support for the proposed Housing Transformation Programme.
Analysis of available data on affordable housing investment
Using existing data sources, the purpose of this project was to provide a strong evidence base to show what the current provision of affordable housing built over the preceding 20 years looked like in terms of location, type of housing and size, and whether it is significantly different compared with past provision. The aim was to demonstrate what has been achieved in terms of investment in affordable housing, and to link this with tenant satisfaction.
The UK government national carbon reduction targets and regional housing market dynamics: Compatible or contradictory?
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICs) commissioned research from CCHPR with the aim of raising the profile of RICS at a regional level in the policy debates on sustainability and climate change.

Publications and Presentations

Complete list of publications and presentations, with the most recent at the top.
Welsh Letting Agents Fees
FileThe role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK - Overview
The role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK - Moving in and out of poverty
This ESRC-funded study was part of the ‘What Works in Tackling Poverty’ theme, and focused on the role of housing providers in addressing poverty faced by 16-25 year olds. The paper provides some contextual background to the central case study element of the overall project. It presents the findings from an analysis of the change that has occurred in the lives of two cohorts of young people, drawn from the Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study.
The role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK - Overview
This ESRC-funded study was part of the ‘What Works in Tackling Poverty’ theme, and focused on the role of housing providers in addressing poverty faced by 16-25 year olds. This paper gives a brief overview of the key findings.
Assessment of Student Housing Demand and Supply for Cambridge City Council
This report presents the findings of the Cambridge City assessment of student housing demand and supply. Cambridge City Council commissioned the report to help to inform planning policy with regard to the provision of student accommodation and its impact upon housing need. The aim was to provide evidence to inform discussions about the need for, and supply of, student accommodation in relation to the emerging Local Plan.
FileThe role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK - Moving in and out of poverty
FilePresentation of key findings
The role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK - New evidence from housing providers
This ESRC-funded study was part of the ‘What Works in Tackling Poverty’ theme, and focused on the role of housing providers in addressing poverty faced by 16-25 year olds. This paper presents the findings from the exploratory strand of the work which explored emerging or innovative practice in tackling poverty experienced by young people. Ten case study projects, run by housing providers, were studied over an 18 month period offering a variety of approaches to tackling poverty.
The role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK - Literature review
This ESRC-funded study was part of the ‘What Works in Tackling Poverty’ theme, and focused on the role of housing providers in addressing poverty faced by 16-25 year olds. This paper presents the findings from a review of the literature.
The role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK - Summary and Conclusions
This ESRC-funded study was part of the ‘What Works in Tackling Poverty’ theme, and focused on the role of housing providers in addressing poverty faced by 16-25 year olds. This publication presents a summary of the key findings and conclusions.
Presentations from the launch event - November 2016
These are the presentations given by some of our case study projects for the study's launch event in November 2016
Understanding the likely poverty impacts of the extension of Right to Buy to housing association tenants
This report, commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, examines the impact of the extension of the Right to Buy to housing association tenants, and the sale of higher value local authority dwellings, which will provide the funding for the Right to Buy. The analysis first estimates the likely scale of uptake of both schemes, and then looks at the impact on lettings, rents, poverty and welfare costs.
Road and sewer bonds in England and Wales – report to the NHBC
The NHBC Foundation commissioned this research to investigate the circumstances and consequences of performance bonds required by highways authorities and water supply companies for housing developments.
Research on the nature of planning constraints
The aim of this research was to analyse the nature of planning constraints on the provision of housing. The research was commissioned by the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee.
Social housing in the East: Challenges for the region and implications for the UK
This report informed the strategic thinking of national and local government and the social housing sector. It also aimed to build public understanding of the key challenges and opportunities that the region would face in the future.
Freedom to succeed: liberating the potential of housing associations
In 2011 and 2012 CCHPR worked with the Housing Futures Network to explore future directions for housing associations. We are now able to circulate the summary and final reports from that work.
Freedom to succeed: liberating the potential of housing associations
This report for the Housing Futures Network explores both the current context and the future operating environment for housing associations in England. It argues that a transformation in role and function is underway with a number of unresolved tensions, the costs of which will be borne by tenants and associations. It concludes by setting out the case for plurality and greater operational freedom.
Funding future homes
The National Housing Federation wanted to produce a vision of the sector beyond 2015. As part of this work, CCHPR produced a substantial background report drawing together the evidence, including an appendix on development and funding models. The NHF produced an Executive Summary, which is also available here.
Final Report
Poverty, evictions and forced moves
UK Government National Carbon Reduction Targets and Regional Housing Market Dynamics: Compatible or Contradictory, Report
This study, funded by the RICS, addressed whether the government’s national carbon reduction targets for housing were capable of being met in the two RICS regions of the East Midlands and the East of England. It found that they could, provided sufficient resources were made available.
A Review of Social Housing in Jersey
This report was commissioned by the Housing Department of the States of Jersey to review the need for social housing in Jersey, and to make recommendations on the future ownership and management of the States’ social housing stock.
The Demand for Social Rented Housing – A Review of Data Sources and Supporting Case Study Material
This is the technical report for the (then) ODPM which is now being published to coincide with the publication of the Summary by DCLG and the launch of the John Hills report An Assessment of the Aims of Social Housing.
Piloting Choice-Based Lettings: An evaluation
This was a major project commissioned by DCLG to evaluate the 27 Choice Based Lettings pilots in England. The project was led by the School for Policy Studies at Bristol University, and the project report was published by DCLG (then ODPM).
Social housing rents in Wales, Report
This project was commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government to collect data on the actual rents and service charges charged by every significant social landlord in Wales (22 local authorities and 33 housing associations), to establish the basis of each landlord’s policy for setting rents and the factors which the policies took into account, and to set rents and service charges in the broader context of affordability, including the heating costs of homes. The project report is published by the Assembly as Housing Research Report HRR105.
File Troff documentPresentation from Rock Trust
File PS documentPresentation from EMH Group traineeships
FilePresentation from Hyde Moneyhouse
FileWelsh letting agents fees: summary report

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CCHPR publish HSA18 presentations

Apr 18, 2018

Two presentations given at the 2018 Housing Studies Association conference in Sheffield have been published by CCHPR.

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