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Housing advice, options and homelessness

HQN specialist network: SEN

 

Briefings

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13 December 2013

The Top 50 Landlords - K Murray

Network briefing by Kate Murray

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14 November 2013

Housing law 4: update, news and leasehold

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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07 November 2013

Lettings, affordable rents and flexible tenancies – update for 2012/13

Network briefing by Wendy Murphy

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31 October 2013

Managing choice-based lettings systems in light of recent developments

Network briefing by Emma Lindley

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03 October 2013

Small housing associations: mergers and acquisitions

Network briefing by Charlie Hughes

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26 September 2013

Housing law update 3: September 2013 – homelessness and allocations

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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05 September 2013

Customer satisfaction, performance management and smaller housing associations

Network briefing by Wendy Murphy

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29 August 2013

Localism: turning rhetoric into action

Complimentary NeighbourhoodNet briefing by Tim Horsley

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15 August 2013

Anti-social behaviour update 2013

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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08 August 2013

HQN annual conference: getting the best from the private rented sector

Network briefing by Janis Bright

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18 July 2013

Housing law update 2: summer 2013

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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11 July 2013

Partnership working for smaller landlords

Network briefing by Charlie Hughes

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04 July 2013

The spending review and related announcements

Network briefing by Alistair McIntosh, Janis Bright and Ian Parker

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13 June 2013

Preview: the government spending round

Network briefing by Mark Smulian

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16 May 2013

Universal Credit – service charges

Network briefing by Ian Parker

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09 May 2013

Right to Buy: Back in fashion?

Network briefing by Neil Merrick

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02 May 2013

Housing and mental health needs

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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25 April 2013

Universal Credit

Network briefing by Sue Beasor

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11 April 2013

Housing demand and supply: are we building enough homes?

Network briefing by Roger Jarman

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04 April 2013

Supporting customers of temporary and supported accommodation through welfare reform

Network briefing by Lesley Healey

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28 March 2013

The impact of welfare reform on tenants and providers of supported and temporary housing

Complimentary NeighbourhoodNet briefing by Lesley Healey

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21 March 2013

The private rented sector: how effectively is it regulated?

Network briefing by Roger Jarman

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14 March 2013

Youth justice: the systems in Scotland, England and Wales

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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07 March 2013

Left hand, right hand: housing regulation cultures in England and Scotland

Network briefing by Janis Bright

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28 February 2013

Transparency and freedom of information for housing associations

Network briefing by Julian Dobson

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07 February 2013

The 2011 Census and the social housing sector

Network briefing by Roger Jarman

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17 January 2013

A housing practitioner’s guide to the draft Anti-social Behaviour Bill

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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10 January 2013

The Housing Benefit size criteria restrictions for working age claimants in the social rented sector

Network briefing by Sue Beasor

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28 November 2012

Summary: housing law update

Network summary by Tim Horsley

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28 November 2012

Housing law update

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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22 November 2012

Cashback: an update on the DIY repairs scheme for tenants

Network briefing by Mark Smulian

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15 November 2012

HBnews - November 2012 edition

Housing Benefit Newsletter by Sue Beasor

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08 November 2012

Affordable rents – for strategic housing authorities and all social landlords

Network briefing by Wendy Murphy

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25 October 2012

Regeneration and housing: ways forward in difficult times

Network briefing by Charlie Hughes

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11 October 2012

Housing Benefit changes: the impact on landlords

Network briefing by Doug Edmonds

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05 October 2012

Montague Review: Barriers to institutional investment in the private rented sector

Network briefing by Tim Brown

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06 September 2012

Homelessness - Making every contact count

Complimentary SEN briefing by Jenny Mayne

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30 August 2012

The Right to Transfer, the Right to Manage and the Right to Buy

Network briefing by Helen Muir

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19 July 2012

Publicising the HB changes and Welfare Reform

Network briefing by Sue Beasor

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05 July 2012

Substance Dependency and Recovery

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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28 June 2012

Mobility in social housing – a briefing for strategic housing authorities and all social landlords

Network briefing by Wendy Murphy

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17 May 2012

Fixed term tenancies - issues for English landlords

Network briefing by Neil Merrick

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10 May 2012

Regulation under the new regime for England: an HQN survey

Network briefing by Janis Bright and Alistair McIntosh

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10 May 2012

The Welfare Reform Act - are you ready?

Complimentary RIEN briefing by Rob Emery

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04 May 2012

HBnews - May 2012 edition

Housing Benefit Newsletter by Sue Beasor

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27 April 2012

What should we be learning from Ombudsman reports?

Network briefing by Robert Brewer

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19 April 2012

All change! An evaluation of the new frameworks for regulating social housing in England and Scotland

Network briefing by Roger Jarman

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05 April 2012

Focusing on early intervention of families

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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29 March 2012

The comprehensive guide to the Welfare Reform Act 2012

Network briefing by Sue Beasor

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22 March 2012

Housing and the Budget

Network briefing by Neil Merrick

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15 March 2012

Development for registered providers - some current issues

Network briefing by Peter Atkinson

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08 March 2012

Tenancy fraud: should it be a criminal offence?

Network briefing by Roger Jarman

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01 March 2012

Social tenants and landlords: the Coalition's approach

Network briefing by Martin Wheatley

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01 February 2012

Resident involvement in social housing in the UK and Europe: research and good practice

Briefing by Janis Bright

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12 January 2012

Council self-financing and stock transfer: the housing association perspective

Network briefing by Robin Tebbutt

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06 January 2012

Riots, gangs and violence and the role of housing providers

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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22 December 2011

Prioritising homelessness in 2012: time to look at the Scottish approach?

Network briefing by Isobel Anderson

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24 November 2011

Laying the Foundations: A Housing Strategy for England

Network briefing by Janis Bright

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22 November 2011

An overview of the Localism Act 2011

Network briefing by Sue Farrant

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13 October 2011

Eviction powers for anti-social behaviour - the government’s consultation

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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31 August 2011

“Tackling homelessness and rough sleeping is what first got me into politics”

Shapps says Guardian report on homelessness is ‘alarmist’

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08 March 2011

The Welfare Reform Bill 2011

Briefing by Sue Beasor

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14 December 2010

Briefing - Fair and flexible: HQN guidance on carrying out Equality Impact Assessments of allocations policies and procedures

Complimentary SEN briefing by Joanna Jeffery and Richard Seager

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03 December 2010

Universal credit

Briefing by Sue Beasor

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20 October 2010

Working together to tackle youth unemployment

Network briefing paper by Richard Marsh

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12 October 2010

Your questions answered - allocations and lettings

Network briefing by Wendy Murphy

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07 October 2010

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)

Complimentary SEN briefing by Tim Brown

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19 August 2010

The NHS White Paper: opportunities and insight for the housing sector

Network briefing by Gill Leng

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25 June 2010

Tackling homelessness - assessing the needs of 16- and 17-year-olds

Network briefing paper by Jon Cook

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23 March 2010

Repossession update

Network briefing by Chris Bowen

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09 March 2010

Support for All: the Families and Relationships Green Paper

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

News

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15 January 2013

SENIOR COHOUSING COMMUNITIES – AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH FOR THE UK?

report by Joseph Rowntree

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06 December 2012

Statutory homelessness in England: July to September 2012

The latest national statistics on statutory homelessness, for July to September 2012

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03 December 2012

Young and Homeless 2012

Study by homeless link

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27 November 2012

MONITORING POVERTY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION 2012

Is tackling in-work poverty the key for anti-poverty initiatives? Report by Joseph Rowntree

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17 September 2012

Homeless families in B&Bs rise by nearly 50% in 2012

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16 August 2012

Evidence review of the costs of homelessness

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16 August 2012

Homelessness Prevention and Relief: England 2011-12

Official release on homelessness and prevention

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16 August 2012

Making every contact count: A joint approach to preventing homelessness

First report

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18 June 2012

Grant Shapps backs Bill to criminalize tenancy fraud

Tenancy cheats to "feel the full force of the law"

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14 June 2012

Crisis calls for a housing policy ‘revolution’ as homelessness rises

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14 June 2012

Statutory Homelessness: January to March 2012 and 2011/12, England

Latest figures

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13 June 2012

HOUSING OPTIONS AND SOLUTIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN 2020

A report by Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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11 June 2012

Eric Pickles hails 100 per cent Troubled Families take-up

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21 May 2012

Proposed changes to the Homelessness Data Collections go ahead

published for Wales

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11 May 2012

Grant Shapps: £1.8m to tackle scandal of 'beds in sheds'

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02 May 2012

Single homeless people’s experiences of the Work Capability Assessment

A report by Crisis

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30 April 2012

Grant Shapps: Surge of interest in national home swap scheme

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30 April 2012

National taskforce to end the problem of 'beds in sheds'

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24 March 2012

Cash to wounded warriors - Government commitment to support our troops beyond the battlefield

Cash payments for councils who have adapted the homes of wounded soldiers injured in the line of duty were announced

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19 March 2012

£18 million to boost Wales’ housing supply

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14 March 2012

Gypsy and Traveller Caravan Count, January 2012

The latest count in Wales

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31 January 2012

Grant Shapps quizzed on “bedroom tax”

View the transcript here (Commons Hansard)

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31 January 2012

The impact of welfare reform on housing

A Consortium of Associations in the South East (CASE) report

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25 January 2012

Bringing empty homes back into use: application guidance for community and voluntary groups

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23 January 2012

Meeting local housing demand – a guide for elected members

HCA and LGA publication argues that councils are central to tackling the housing crisis

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20 January 2012

Housing strategy debated in Lords: “housing should be a focus for the coalition”

Click the link above to read the full transcript

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18 January 2012

Scottish Government: consultation on housing support for homeless households

Comments sought by 11 April 2012

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17 January 2012

Councils should help older people live at home for longer

An update on the FreeSpace project, New Deal for Older People, further DFG allocations and HIAs and FirstStop

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10 January 2012

DCLG consultation: changes to land use change statistics, rationalised collection of local authority housing statistics and publication of regional statistics

Responses sought by 2 April 2012

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06 January 2012

Welsh Government consultation: options to replace the social fund community care grants and crisis loans for living expenses

Comments sought by 30 March 2012

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05 January 2012

DCLG consultation: allocation of accommodation

Responses sought by 30 March 2012

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05 January 2012

HCA announces Traveller pitch funding allocations to 2015

33 housing associations, local authorities and other providers are set to deliver around 600 new Traveller pitches

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04 January 2012

YouGov survey for Shelter: many rely on credit to pay for home

Almost one million people have taken out a payday loan to help pay their rent or mortgage in the last 12 months

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23 December 2011

Review to examine institutional investment in private rented sector

Sir Adrian Montague to lead the review of barriers to investment in rented homes

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23 December 2011

Funding boost towards national No Second Night Out pledge

£8 million grant funding allocated to communities across the country

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23 December 2011

Scottish Government: housing voluntary grant scheme

29 housing projects across Scotland have been awarded grants totalling £2 million

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22 December 2011

DCLG consultation: reinvigorating Right to Buy and one for one replacement

Comments sought by 2 February 2012

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21 December 2011

First-ever fund will offer £20million support for single homeless people

The funding is additional to the existing Preventing Homelessness Grant and will be made available in the New Year

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20 December 2011

Age, home and community: a strategy for housing for Scotland's older people 2012 – 2021

Sets out vision, direction, information and advice, making better use of existing housing and preventative support services and new build housing for older people

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16 December 2011

Paul Burstow: next steps for social care reform

Video message talks about the ‘caring for our future’ engagement process

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15 December 2011

In a civilised society no one should have to sleep on the pavement

Grant Shapps: “if you see someone sleeping rough, please bring them the gift of shelter this Christmas”

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14 December 2011

Government under-occupancy plans defeated in Lords

Peers voted 258 votes to 190 in favour of amendment 12 to the Welfare Reform Bill

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14 December 2011

Scottish Government consultation: review of third sector funding for children, young people and families

Comments sought by 29 February 2012

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13 December 2011

Consultation: revised London Housing Strategy

Comments sought by 6 March 2012

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08 December 2011

Welsh Government consultation: meeting the housing challenge – building a consensus for action

Comments sought by 17 February 2012

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07 December 2011

Attitudes to housing, planning and changing policies

A NatCen Social Research report (British Social Attitudes 28)

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06 December 2011

DWP consultation: Support for mortgage interest

Responses sought by 27 February 2012

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05 December 2011

Scottish Government consultation: the terms of proposed tenancy deposit schemes

Responses sought by 21 January 2012

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03 December 2011

£8.5 million improves home life for Welsh disabled

How Welsh Government investment is protecting and empowering vulnerable people

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02 December 2011

Social mobility business compact

Nick Clegg launches a Business Compact, asking businesses to do their bit

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01 December 2011

Audit Commission report: joining up health and social care

Improving value for money across the interface

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28 November 2011

Welsh Government: Invest to Save Fund being used to support vulnerable people to stay in their own homes for longer

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23 November 2011

The adult social care outcomes framework: handbook of definitions

Department of Health publication for local authority chief executives and directors of adult social services and PCT chairs

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21 November 2011

Laying the Foundations: A Housing Strategy for England

New strategy to deliver homes and strengthen the economy

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18 November 2011

Scottish Government: detailed analysis of religious hate crime

There were charges with a religious aggravation in 27 out of Scotland's 32 Local Authority areas

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10 November 2011

Council of Mortgage Lenders: 9,200 homes taken in to possession

Council expects the number of repossessions in 2011 to be lower than their original forecast of 40,000

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31 October 2011

Centre for Social Justice mental health report

Completing the revolution – transforming mental health and tackling poverty

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31 October 2011

Local authorities challenged to do better on adoption

Government publishes performance tables for children in care for the first time

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27 October 2011

HomeSwap Direct to offer fresh opportunities for social tenants

Scheme to give greater choice over potential swaps by allowing them to see a much wider selection of properties

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26 October 2011

Promoting independence: the future of housing related support

A Local Government and Information Unit and Circle publication

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12 October 2011

HCA announces successful bidders for Homelessness Change Programme funding

£37.5m funding allocated to 37 projects to improve facilities for rough sleepers and provide 1,200 extra bed spaces

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03 October 2011

Care Quality Commission consultation: regulatory fees scheme consultation

Comments sought by 28 December 2011

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29 September 2011

Evaluation of the teenage parent supported housing pilot

Department for Education report evaluating enhanced support packages

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19 September 2011

Prevention best course of action, Minister tells housing conference

Early intervention key to tackling homelessness in Wales, Housing Minister Huw Lewis has told the Cardiff Homelessness Conference

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19 September 2011

Care Quality Commission consultation: judgement framework and enforcement policy consultation

Comments sought by 9 December 2011

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17 September 2011

FirstBuy already helping our military families

Grant Shapps has today congratulated the first member of the Armed Forces to benefit from FirstBuy

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15 September 2011

Department of Health discussion – Caring for our future: shared ambitions for care and support

Comments sought by 2 December 2011

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14 September 2011

Government response to article in Financial Times on homelessness

Housing Minister Grant Shapps claims the article is misleading

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12 September 2011

Tackling homelessness and exclusion: understanding complex lives

Discusses how policy and practice can more effectively tackle homelessness

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08 September 2011

National statistics on statutory homelessness for April to June 2011

11,820 applicants accepted as owed a main homelessness duty during the last quarter, 17% higher than the same quarter last year

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16 August 2011

Social mobility and child poverty review – call for evidence

Responses sought by 16 October 2011

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01 August 2011

Procedure for the transfer from custody of children and young people under the Mental Health Act 1983 in England

Department of Health guidance and flow chart

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27 July 2011

Ofsted consultation: arrangements for the inspection of LA children’s services

Unannounced two-week inspections a possibility – comments sought by 30 September

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27 July 2011

Working for personalised care: a framework for supporting personal assistants working in adult social care

Sets out an approach to enable support for an evolving PA workforce and their employers over the coming years

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18 July 2011

Department of Health consultation: proposed changes to regulations for Care Quality Commission registration

Comments sought by 7 October 2011

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15 July 2011

The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework – handbook of definitions

Sets out the technical detail of each measure in the ASCOF, with worked examples

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08 July 2011

NIHE 2011/2012 District Housing Plans released

View or download the plans for each of the 26 District Councils

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06 July 2011

Ministerial working group on homelessness: vision to end rough sleeping

Plan detailing six joint commitments to get government departments working together to tackle rough sleeping

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27 June 2011

Age UK report: Councils’ planned spending on services for older people will reduce by 8.4% in 2011/12

Download the Age UK Care in Crisis report here

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24 June 2011

Scottish Housing Regulator report: priorities of homeless people

The report gives a clear picture of what homeless people want and what they value in services from local authorities

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20 June 2011

Scheme to offer first-time buyers an alternative to the Bank of Mum and Dad

Call for first-time buyers to support FirstBuy

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09 June 2011

National statistics on statutory homelessness for January to March 2011

11,350 applicants accepted as owed a main homelessness duty during the last quarter, 18% higher than the same quarter last year

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06 June 2011

Improving value for money in adult social care

Audit Commission guide

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31 May 2011

Over 800,000 elderly people not getting social care they need, claims Age UK

New report claims that by 2014, England will be spending £250m less on older people's care than in 2004