Research & Reports

House of Commons: Housing costs in Universal Credit

This Commons Library briefing paper explains the key differences between assistance with housing costs under the Housing Benefit regime and under Universal Credit. The paper considers evidence of the impact of claiming housing costs under UC to date and the Government response. Read the full report here

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The Impact on Health of Homelessness: A Guide for Local Authorities

Homelessness has been rising since 2010. The scale and nature of homelessness is difficult to understand, and can be a complex problem to solve – housing alone is often not the only solution, particularly when people already have poor health or other needs that require additional support. The information and ideas in this briefing aim to support local authorities in protecting and improving their population’s

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Finding a Better Frame: How to Create More Effective Messages on Homelessness in the UK

Homelessness remains a critical social problem because of a shortage of affordable housing, the lingering effects of a deep economic recession and government cuts to housing and other social benefits. People are working on programmes, services and policy changes to prevent and reduce homelessness, and moving public thinking is a critical part of social change work. If members of the public recognise homelessness as an

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British Council: Next Generation UK

The purpose of this research series is to listen to young people of a particular country, highlight their concerns and aspirations, and use the data gathered to better inform policy and practice. The British Council’s objective is to create more opportunities for young people around the world to engage with each other – and through this engagement unleash their creativity. Next Generation aims to understand

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Shelter: Happier and healthier? Improving conditions in the private rented sector

The private rented sector is housing more people than ever before, and for much longer. It is vital that these homes are safe and decent, happy, healthy and comfortable. The Housing and Planning Act 2016 gives local councils new powers to identify, fine and ban landlords who do not keep their properties in good condition. This new briefing encourages local councils to use these important

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Statutory homelessness in Wales is up 58 per cent in a year

The latest homelessness figures from Wales following the introduction of measures to increase prevention work and to help more people provide a bleak picture and a worrying insight for authorities in England, in light of the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act in 2018.  It is worth noting that despite the overwhelming increase in homelessness, local authorities have achieved continued high levels of preventing homelessness,

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National Audit Office: Homelessness report

Homelessness has increased across all measures since 2010, with many local authorities now seeing it as a risk to their financial sustainability. This new report from the National Audit Office found that the Department for Communities and Local Government does not have a published cross government strategy to prevent and tackle homelessness. It has, however, acknowledged the scale of the challenge and plans to improve the

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Public Health England: Better care for people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol/drug use conditions

This Public Health England (PHE) guide, developed with the support of NHS England, should be used by the commissioners and providers of mental health and alcohol and drug treatment services, to inform the commissioning and provision of effective care for people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol/drug use conditions. It also has relevance for all other services that have contact with people with co-occurring conditions,

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Local Government Association: Housing our homeless households

Housing our Homeless Households explores the increasing demand for temporary accommodation, and the innovations that a number of councils are pursuing to respond to this increasing demand, with recommendations and tools for other councils to replicate activity in their areas. The project also explores reforms that the Government can make to better help councils to support homeless households. Read the full report here

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Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS): Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality 2017

This report examines changes in the distribution of household incomes in the UK, and the determinants and consequences of recent trends. This includes analysing not only changes in average living standards, but also inequality in household incomes and measures of income poverty and deprivation. Read the full report here

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