Destitution in the UK 2018 – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This research looks at the factors pushing people into destitution and the solutions to the problem. It highlights three key asks which would protect people from becoming destitute and support those who end up in destitution.  The UK Government needs

Preventing destitution: policy and practice in the UK – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Last year more than 1.5 million people in the UK were pushed into destitution, going without the bare essentials and locked out of the chance of building a decent and secure life. This research examines how the policies and practice

Places, spaces and wellbeing – What Works Wellbeing

Evidence review from What Works Wellbeing that considers the global evidence base for improving poeple’s wellbeing through changes to the community infrastructure. This covers: Public places and ‘bumping’ places designed for people to meet, including streets, squares, parks, play areas,

From prison to work: A new frontier for Individual Placement and Support – Centre for Mental Health

From prison to work: A new frontier for Individual Placement and Support reports on a pilot programme in the West Midlands to support prisoners with mental health difficulties into employment when they are released. The programme sought to employ the

Transforming care: the challenges and solutions – Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

Voluntary Organisations Disability Group report outlining challenges and solutions to moving people with learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health conditions out of long-stay inpatient care. This follows the implementation of a pilot project, the report offers recommendations for future steps.  The

A better offer for older people: Making extra care housing work for your community – Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services report sponsored by Mears that examines the potential models and challenges of extra care housing. Extra care housing offers independent living with around-the-clock care and support.  It is clear a one-size-fits-all approach will not suffice.

Evidence review: Adults with complex needs (with a particular focus on street begging and street sleeping) – Public Health England

Provides an overview of the national picture in relation to homelessness and provide insights into the current evidence base to support action in preventing and reducing homelessness, particularly with those who are street sleeping and street begging.  Finds no one single intervention on its

English Housing Survey: Headline Report, 2016-17 – Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

The latest finding from the English Housing Survey on people’s housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of the English housing stock.

Rough sleeping in England: autumn 2017 – Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

Report from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government information on the single night snapshot of rough sleeping that is taken annually in England using street counts and intelligence driven estimates.

Right To Home?: Rethinking homelessness in rural communities – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Homelessness across England is on the rise. Rates are high in urban areas and yet many households in rural areas are threatened with or experience homelessness. In 2015/16, 6,270 households were accepted as homeless in England’s 91 mainly and largely

No homes for nurses: How NHS land is being sold off to build unaffordable homes – New Economics Foundation

Report form the New Economics Foundation that finds that 80% of the houses built on former NHS land are unaffordable to Nurses, the average price being £315,279. 10% of the houses built on former NHS Land will be available for

Innovation in housing, care and support : (Briefing Issue 299) – NHS Confederation Mental Health Network

NHS Confederation briefing calling for closer working between the housing sector and health organisations.  Critically it finds that: The housing sector has potential to deliver improved outcomes and financial savings through partnership working with providers of NHS services, clinical commissioning groups and local government.

UK Poverty 2017: A comprehensive analysis of poverty trends and figures – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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

We can solve poverty in the UK: A strategy for governments, communities, businesses and citizens – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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.

UK poverty: Causes, costs and solutions – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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

An Occupational Therapist’s Access Checklist – a practical Tool – Housing LIN

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

Kindliness – developing peer support within Sheltered Housing in Dorset: (Case Study 143) – Housing LIN

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

The role of home adaptations in improving later life – Centre for Ageing Better

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

Room to improve: The role of home adaptations in improving later life – Centre for Ageing Better

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,

A second class ending: Exploring the barriers and championing outstanding end of life care for people who are homeless – Care Quality Commission

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