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Estimating the scale of youth homelessness in the UK

Estimating the scale of youth homelessness in the UK

The lack of coherent national data on homelessness makes measuring the true scale of youth homelessness a real challenge. This in turn presents a challenge for those trying to end homelessness and for government to ensure effective allocation of funding so that young people receive the support they need. Most data currently collected by governments across the UK relate to the statutory homeless; those found eligible for help under the Main Homelessness Duty. However, this provides only a limited picture of the scale of homelessness. Centrepoint commissioned us to carry out this research to produce an up-to-date estimate of the number of young people aged 16 to 24 experiencing homelessness during the course of a year.

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Workshop on young people and poverty held in Wales

CCHPR delivered a workshop to Welsh housing providers on the emerging findings from research into the role of housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people.

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New paper on household income distribution estimates published: Pay to Stay impacts in Local Authority areas in two English regions

Drawing on household income distributions, this pilot study by Chihiro Udagawa and Paul Sanderson estimates the localised impact and scale of the new proposed 'Pay to Stay' policy in two contrasting regions - London and the West Midlands.

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Using Ethnographic Methodologies to Evaluate Time Credits – working paper published

A paper from the evaluation of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech has just been published. It analyses the use of ethnographic methodologies to evaluate an initiative such as Time Credits.

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Time Credits in Wisbech – working paper published

A paper from the evaluation of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech has just been published. It outlines the context in which the Time Credits programme operates in Wisbech.

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The potential for Time Credits to generate public health outcomes – interim report published

A report detailing the interim findings from the evaluation of the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech has just been published.

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UK Housing Review 2015 published

This annual compilation of housing statistics and commentary has just been published with two important contributions co-authored by Peter Williams, one on welfare reform and housing, the other on housing’s impact on inequality.

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Experimental review of the Cambridge Travel to Work Area (TTWA) as a tool for informing local housing policy - including a study of the Ely housing market in the context of the Cambridge TTWA

Travel To Work Areas are used primarily to understand local labour markets, but are also used in housing planning. However, TTWAs do not allow for overlap. Taking Cambridge as their example Chihiro Udagawa and Dr Paul Sanderson identify commuting areas for Cambridge that lie within the boundaries of other employment hubs. Their study suggests care should be taken when using TTWAs for housing planning purposes.

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New research into housing for young people published

A new report into what Local Authorities and Housing Associations in Wales can do to increase the economically viable provision of affordable accommodation for young single people under 35 in the social housing sector.

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Wisbech Time Credits – individual member case studies show impact of volunteering on health outcomes

This report is the first of a series of papers on emerging findings from the evaluation. It draws on in depth face to face interviews with Time Credit members.

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Shadow EU Summit Managing Tomorrow’s Cities – Dr Gemma Burgess gives key note speech on social inclusion

The shadow EU-summit in Amsterdam is the platform where students, experts and policymakers meet to provide practical, valuable and realistic solutions on a wide range of today’s and tomorrow’s urban challenges http://www.shadoweusummit.eu/. Dr Gemma Burgess gave a key note speech on social inclusion which you can download here:

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Journal article published - Housing poverty in Ecuador: challenges to eradication

Galina Alova, former MPhil student in the Department of Land Economy, and Dr Gemma Burgess have published an article on housing poverty in Ecuador.

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Identifying housing need in the horseracing industry – new research and industry response

The aim of this research was to establish the degree and nature of current unmet need for affordable housing amongst racing staff and to make recommendations as to how that need may best be met.

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The potential for Time Credits to generate public health outcomes – a conceptual model – working paper published

A paper from the evaluation of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech has just been published. It outlines how we expect the different activities associated with earning and spending Time Credits to generate public health outcomes and reduce health inequalities.

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Evaluating the Public Health Outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits Project – conference poster published

Evaluating the Public Health Outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits Project – conference poster published

A poster was presented at the School for Public Health Research annual conference about the evaluation of the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech.

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Co-production in research and public services – working papers published

Two papers from the evaluation of the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech have just been published. They provide an overview of co-production. One focuses on co-production in research and the other on co-production in public services.

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Evaluation of the Help to Buy equity loan scheme

This evaluation of the Help to Buy equity loan scheme in England was published on 15th February. Peter Williams and Christine Whitehead were part of the IPSOS MORI led research team.

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Areas of Britain most affected by ‘bedroom tax’ are hardest to downsize in, research finds

Areas of Britain most affected by ‘bedroom tax’ are hardest to downsize in, research finds

Research commissioned by government following housing benefit reforms finds increase in tenants self-selecting to downsize, but the areas hardest hit by reform are those least equipped with appropriate housing stock. Researchers found households increasingly cutting back on essentials such as food and heating to make up benefits shortfall.

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Select Committee on the future of housing associations

Select Committee on the future of housing associations

Senior Research Associate, Anna Clarke, gave evidence to the Government’s Select Committee on the future of housing associations on 14th December.

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Right to Buy could mean a loss of 75,000 low-cost homes and a higher Housing Benefit bill

Right to Buy could mean a loss of 75,000 low-cost homes and a higher Housing Benefit bill

Replacing housing association homes sold under the new Right to Buy (RTB) scheme with those for sale could drive up costs for low-income tenants and the taxpayer, according to a new report. The new analysis undertaken by the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research was published today (20 November) by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It looks at the impact of the tenure of replacement homes.

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Introduction to time banking and time credits

Introduction to time banking and time credits

The first working paper of the evaluation of the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech has just been published. It provides an overview of time banking and time credits.

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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 commissioned this study as part of an investigation into the likely impact of a range of rent stabilisation measures on London’s housing market.

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How do landlords address poverty? A poverty-focused review of the stratetgies of local authorities, landlords and letting agents in England

How do landlords address poverty? A poverty-focused review of the stratetgies of local authorities, landlords and letting agents in England

Rising rents, more low‑income households in private renting, reduced funding for house building and welfare reforms present major challenges for landlords and local authorities in England. This research explores how landlords are responding, what can be learnt from their written strategies and plans, and what happens in practice.

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Housing policy in a theoretical context

This academic article by Alan Murie and Peter Williams in the journal Housing Studies explores Jim Kemeny’s political tenure strategies argument via a long view of the evolution of housing policy in the UK. The paper argues for a more refined approach. It has been published on line in August 2015.

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A book co-authored by Michael Oxley has just been published in Russian

A book co-authored by Michael Oxley has just been published in Russian

Bridging the gap between social and market rented housing in six European countries” by Marietta Haffner Joris Hoekstra, Michael Oxley and Harry van der Heijden was originally published by IOS Press in the Netherlands

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The effects of rent controls on supply and markets

The effects of rent controls on supply and markets

New research out today looks at the possible impact of different types of rent controls in the private rented sector. The project, commissioned by Shelter, explored the possible effects of six different rent control options, proposing different limits to rents and changes to security of tenure.

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Latest UK Housing Review Briefing published

Latest UK Housing Review Briefing published

UK Housing Review Briefing Paper was launched at the annual CIH Conference on 23rd June. This is an updated companion volume to the full review published earlier in the year.

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Strategic planning for development, rents etc.? Would analysis of household incomes at local level help? Ask CCHPR.

Strategic planning for development, rents etc.? Would analysis of household incomes at local level help? Ask CCHPR.

Information about household incomes at a local level has long been acknowledged as a gap in available data. Social landlords in particular often need household incomes at local authority level in order to set, for example, Affordable Rents for different sizes of property, and to assess the potential market for shared ownership development.

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Evaluation of new lighting intervention schemes being undertaken by benevolent trusts

Evaluation of new lighting intervention schemes being undertaken by benevolent trusts

This research, funded by the Thomas Pocklington Trust evaluated the impact of lighting improvements made to the homes of people with sight loss living in London and the North West of England during 2013-15.

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