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  • Only Parliament can resolve problems caused by benefit cap

    04/06/2019News

    Only Parliament can resolve problems caused by benefit cap CIH policy and practice officer, Sam Lister, reviews two recent significant developments around the benefit cap. 1. The UK Supreme Court delivered its judgment on whether the effect of the

  • It's time for government to Cover the Cost to prevent homelessness

    09/05/2019News

    It's time for government to Cover the Cost to prevent homelessness On the day that Crisis launches its Cover the Cost campaign, CIH policy and practice officer Sam Lister explains that thousands of private renters on lower incomes are facing poverty

  • 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

  • Focus on influencing: November 2017 Subscription

    21/12/2017Policy and practice

    Take a look at our member only briefing What you need to know about the budget 2017 and watch head of policy Melanie Rees talking about what the budget means for housing and read Melanies blog on the Budget in Public Finance New publications,

  • Presentations from TAI 2017

    04/05/2017News

    Presentations from TAI 2017 Here you'll find all the available pdf presentations from TAI 2017, including the development seminar Ian Williams Tradeswomen into maintenance Louise Button Julie Rawlinson-Smith Bethan Gladwyn Bron Lloyd - cooperative

  • Focus on influencing December 2016 Subscription

    09/12/2016Policy and practice

    Sam Lister, policy & practice officer attended a meeting in Wales to discuss ways of setting rents at levels that people can genuinely afford. Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive and David Pipe, policy & practice officer attended a housing and

  • Focus on influencing: June 2016 Subscription

    09/06/2016Policy and practice

    Sarah Davis, senior policy and practice officer, chaired our ASB event Melanie Rees, head of policy, took part in the ethical dilemmas panel for this years rising stars finalists Faye Greaves, policy and practice officer, attended a meeting with

  • Focus on influencing: May 2016 Subscription

    12/05/2016Policy and practice

    Sarah Davis, senior policy and practice officer, attended a Carers UK roundtable to discuss bringing the housing and care sectors together Sarah attended a Local Government Association roundtable on housing and employment John Perry, policy adviser,

  • Focus on influencing: January 2016 Subscription

    07/01/2016Policy and practice

    However, we continue to push for the need for a range of housing to make sure we are providing homes that are truly affordable for everyone see our comment on the latest right to buy sales figures, the governments plans to directly commission homes

  • Welsh Housing Review 2015 Subscription

    16/09/2015Policy and practice

    This means that the money we make is put back into the organisation and funds the activities we carry out to support the housing sector. We have a diverse membership of people who work in both the public and private sectors, in 20 countries on five