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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

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


    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

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


    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

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


    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

  • Tackling homelessness together

    21/09/2017Policy and practice

    Any further policy development needs to be carefully considered to avoid undermining this, including welfare reforms, grant subsidy levels and changes to funding mechanisms. Alongside voluntary sector agencies, housing associations remain important

  • Focus on influencing: July 2016 Subscription

    07/07/2016Policy and practice

    Melanie Rees, head of policy, spoke at the CIH/Orbit Service Matters event Faye Greaves, policy and practice officer, met with DCLG to discuss homelessness practitioner support Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive, attended a CIH/HCA meeting Terrie