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Read more at: Building social capital through community timebanking

Building social capital through community timebanking

28 February 2014

This research evaluated the development of a timebanking project in Cambridgeshire for Cambridgeshire County Council and the CHS Group. Timebanking is a community scheme which enables local people to exchange skills and support in a structured way around the swapping of units of their time. It can help to build social capital in local communities, but may also have the potential to generate cost savings.


Read more at: New CCHPR Director Excited by New Opportunities and Challenges Ahead
New CCHPR Director Excited by New Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

New CCHPR Director Excited by New Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

28 February 2014

As the new Director of CCHPR I am excited about the opportunities and challenges for this first class research centre in the years ahead. I am determined to utilise the vast range of expertise and experience built up over more than twenty years to produce even more influential, high impact research.


Read more at: Evaluation of the FirstStop information and advice initiative for older people: findings 2011/2012

Evaluation of the FirstStop information and advice initiative for older people: findings 2011/2012

20 December 2013

A comprehensive information and advice service enabling older people to better plan ahead for their future housing and care needs is a key requirement if Britain is to cope successfully with its ageing society. The evaluation of FirstStop shows how it is helping older people to make difficult decisions about their housing and care.


Read more at: Impact of welfare reform on housing associations – 2012 Baseline report

Impact of welfare reform on housing associations – 2012 Baseline report

20 December 2013

The National Housing Federation has commissioned Ipsos MORI and Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research to assess how welfare reform impacts across the housing association sector in England.


Read more at: New Realdania research contract now signed

New Realdania research contract now signed

20 December 2013

CCHPR is pleased to announce that a new Realdania contract was signed on 30 January 2013. It will last for 18 months and is worth £180,000 ex VAT.


Read more at: Evaluation of the Housing and Other Benefit Measures in the Social Rented Sector

Evaluation of the Housing and Other Benefit Measures in the Social Rented Sector

20 December 2013

The DWP announced this week that CCHPR, together with Ipsos MORI, has been commissioned by the DWP to evaluate housing benefit changes in the social rented sector.


Read more at: Challenging Times, Changing Lives

Challenging Times, Changing Lives

20 December 2013

Riverside Housing Group have published the first output from a three year longitudinal study tracking the lives of 20 tenants and exploring how they respond to financial changes and welfare reform.


Read more at: Equity Release amongst older home owners

Equity Release amongst older home owners

20 December 2013

There is increasing interest in the role the use of equity release products can play in coping with some of the pressures of an ageing population. This study analyses what we already know about the use of equity release products by older homeowners to identify what might it be valuable to research further.


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

International review of land supply and planning systems

20 December 2013

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has just published an international review of land supply and planning systems conducted by CCHPR, looking at what works and whether successful mechanisms from other countries could be transferred to the UK context. The review suggests that land supply is a key issue contributing to housing market volatility and problems of housing affordability in the UK.


Read more at: Building Social Capital through Community Timebanking: an interim evaluation of the Cambridgeshire timebanking project

Building Social Capital through Community Timebanking: an interim evaluation of the Cambridgeshire timebanking project

20 December 2013

This research is evaluating the development of a timebanking project in Cambridgeshire for Cambridgeshire County Council and the CHS Group.


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