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  • New project to examine how social housing is allocated

    31/10/2018News

    By understanding better what is happening now, and the reasons behind that, we’re aiming to open a debate about how things could be improved – and how we can get to a place where social housing is allocated in a way that allows it to play a

  • Focus on influencing: June 2018 Subscription

    17/07/2018Policy and practice

    Influencing on the ground Since the last edition of Focus on Influencing, weve attended a variety of meetings and events heres a sample to give you a sense of the kind of activities we engage in on your behalf: Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive

  • Two months into the Homelessness Reduction Act - one council's story

    05/06/2018News

    Their homelessness trailblazer funding is being spent on some really interesting research to support this aim. They plan to use ethnographic and comparative studies to identify key triggers and protective factors amongst groups of households who have

  • Focus on influencing: April 2018 Subscription

    16/05/2018Policy and practice

    Grenfell and fire safety As a part of our work post Grenfell we are organising a number of half day events around the country exploring key topics surrounding fire safety, including the work streams taking place post Grenfell, the current legal and

  • 'Rough sleeping measures a step in the right direction but we need more.'

    11/04/2018News

    We must address the inherent conflict between stated aims to reduce homelessness and the devastating impact of welfare changes – until this happens, we’re just making a big song and dance about neatly filling in a few cracks while we miss the

  • Focus on influencing: March 2018 Subscription

    06/04/2018Policy and practice

    A new era in fight against homelessness but are we ready? A blog from Faye Greaves, as the Homelessness Reduction Act implementation date approaches Faye stresses the importance of everyone being part of a culture of prevention.Learn with us. Improve

  • A new era in fight against homelessness but are we ready?

    27/03/2018News

    I’ve been highlighting the importance of culture shift to make the most of the new measures at a local authority level – partnership working, collaboration and person centred services being key to this – but the culture of prevention required

  • Top five things to look out for in housing in 2018

    15/01/2018News

    Looking at the early adopters of the new legislation it’s clear that the right organisational culture plays a crucial part in delivering better outcomes for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, as our policy and practice officer Faye

  • Focus on influencing: November 2017 Subscription

    21/12/2017Policy and practice

    Influencing on the ground Since the last edition of Focus on Influencing, weve attended a variety of meetings and events heres a sample to give you a sense of the kind of activities we engage in on your behalf: Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive met

  • 2017: a year in review by CIH's policy and practice team

    18/12/2017News

    Neither too has it done anything to alleviate the effects of the benefit cap, which our latest research highlighted again in November, a year on since the lower cap was introduced. Even the changes to Universal Credit, though they are welcome,