rough sleepers

Homelessness minister reveals she ‘doesn’t know’ why rough sleeper numbers are increasing

The UK’s new homelessness minister, Heather Wheeler, has said she does not know why the number of rough sleepers has increased so significantly in recent years, adding that she did not accept the suggestion that welfare reforms and council cuts had contributed to the rise

Joint venture to produce London’s largest social housing regeneration project

The London Borough of Havering has announced a £1bn contract and major new joint venture (JV) partnership with Wates Residential
social housing sector

UK social housing sector worth around £11.4bn in 2017

Housing Associations account for around 60% of social housing stock in 2017-18 and also form the largest not-for-profit group in the UK, working closely with both private and public organisations, according to a report published by AMA Research
Press for Progress

International Women’s Day: Influencing change

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Press for Progress. Nicola Dibb, executive director and founder of Women in Social Housing (WISH) explains why this message is so important for influencing change in the housing and construction sectors
empty homes

Number of long-term empty homes rises

The campaigning charity Empty Homes has called for Government action as the number of long-term empty homes recorded in official data rose in 2017 for the first time since 2008
International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day: Change needed in the housing sector

With only a day to go before International Women’s Day (8 March), Nicola Dibb executive director and founder of WISH shares her thoughts on the importance of highlighting gender disparity
Scotland’s social housing

Scotland’s social housing set for biggest growth since 1970s

An independent report on the headway being made on the Scottish Government’s affordable homes target of 50,000 has revealed that it is within reach over the period of this parliament
Raising Roofs

Raising Roofs programme announces facilitators

Raising Roofs, the scheme for helping young people get onto boards of housing associations, has announced several CEOs as programme facilitators
Solar heating

Solar heating company appoints new Chief Executive

Martin Wright, Chairman of the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and former Managing Director of energy company, Marine Current Turbines, has been appointed Chief Executive of Minus 7
Social housing

Social housing required to help people ‘trapped in homelessness’

Vulnerable people are unable to access social housing, potentially trapping them "in a cycle of homelessness", due to a change in the law
social housing Northern Ireland

Project to transform social housing in Northern Ireland

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Northern Ireland has launched a major new project to help transform the future of social housing
homelessness application

Investigation suggests homeless are illegally turned away by councils

People who have nowhere to sleep or are about to lose their homes are being turned away illegally by councils, according to a BBC Scotland investigation

Corbyn vows 8,000 homes for the homeless

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to buy 8,000 homes ‘immediately’ to help eradicate the current homelessness issue
social housing

BSRIA calls for more social housing to combat homelessness

BSRIA has commented on the announcement by MPs that said homelessness in England is a "national crisis" and the government's attitude to tackling it is "unacceptably complacent"

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