UK Poverty 2017 highlights that overall, 14 million people live in poverty in the UK – over one in five of the population. This is made up of eight million working-age adults, four million children and 1.9 million pensioners. 8 million
Independent, long-term strategy to solve poverty in the UK which aligns greater corporate responsibility with an active, enabling state, promoting individual capacity and capability.
This report explains what poverty is and what causes it, highlights trends and projections in UK poverty, and makes recommendations for tackling: the high costs driving poverty, including housing poverty in childhood poverty in working age poverty in later life
This checklist has been developed as a quick reference tool, to support decisions when making recommendations for the design of accessible and inclusive housing, when there may be a case to be made for exceeding the minimum requirements laid out in the
Considers a toolkit created by Bournemouth University working in partnership with Dorset County Council and a number of housing associations to develop peer support in sheltered housing services. It defines the concept of kindliness as it relates to sheltered housing and
Review providing evidence to make the case for the importance and effectiveness of adaptations, primarily to influence policy-makers at national and local levels, practitioners and local commissioners. The objective is to strengthen their focus on housing in their strategic plans, and commit
This systematic review of the best recent scientific evidence on how home adaptations can contribute to improving later lives. It shows that minor home aids and adaptations can greatly improve quality of life for people who are losing mobility. For example,
Report from the Care Quality Commission that identifies: The needs of homeless people are not well understood or considered by health and care services. Where services do exist, they are often fragmented and work in relative isolation. These issues are
A strategic plan for using technology to support people to live independently and manage their own health and care’ brings together telecare and telehealth, equipment and adaptations, and smart accommodation.
Report on the Caerphilly-based housing association United Welsh new wellbeing partnership, Wellbeing 4U, that highlights how it is drawing from housing expertise to improve the patient and GP experience across 25 surgeries in Cardiff and Barry.
This is the ILC-UK’s fourth Factpack, setting out the key facts and figures underpinning the longevity revolution. It focus’ attention on those individuals in the “retirement zone” – the age where retirement becomes an increasingly important consideration as individuals leave or plan
Report that identifies that local authorities want to build places that encourage walking and active travel. Developers do not always share these priorities, however, and many councils feel the mismatch is a challenge in achieving their goals. To ensure it happens strong
Local Government Association report, produced in partnership with Public Health England, highlights the specific needs and challenges for health and care provision in rural communities. The report includes case studies showcasing the ways in which local authorities in England are
This Commons Library briefing paper provides information on the decision to restrict entitlement to the housing cost element of Universal Credit for young people aged 18-21. The paper sets out the exemptions that will apply and includes comment on the
National Energy Action practical and easy-to-use guide for MPs, Local Authority Councillors to assist them to identify the best solutions for householders who are worried about keeping their homes warm and paying their energy bills. The detail help and support available from a
The public health remit of local authorities results responsibility for addressing many of the risk factors, such as alcohol and drug misuse for suicide while their wider responsibilities for housing and local growth mean they can have an impact on the
Since 2010, local authorities have estimated rough sleeper numbers through either a count or an estimate based on contact with local organisations. In autumn 2016 there were an estimated 4,134 rough sleepers in England. This is the highest figure since 2010
This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides background information on the problem of rough sleeping and outlines Government policy on this issue.
This Commons Library briefing paper outlines the housing aspects of devolution deals that have been agreed between the Government and local areas. The includes which housing and planning powers will be devolved under the deals, what progress has been made
Around 14,930 households in England were accepted as homeless in Q3 2016, an increase of approximately 6% on the figure for Q3 2015.