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  • '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,

  • Focus on influencing: October 2017 Subscription

    14/11/2017Policy and practice

    Following a number of recent government announcements Melanie Rees has written a blog taking stock of the progress the government has made to date on the things we asked for in our budget submission. You can also see Melanie and Steve Hayes,

  • Stories behind the stats – what’s really going on behind the homelessness figures?

    11/10/2017News

    Given that the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 is now law and once implemented will place a statutory responsibility on local authorities to prevent or relieve homelessness, it was heartening to find authorities “ahead of the curve” in this

  • Focus on influencing: September 2017 Subscription

    05/10/2017Policy 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: Melanie Rees, head of policy attended

  • 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