Last week, Prof Glen Bramley published research on housing requirements across Great Britain. Here, he explores how household projections are made and the problems current methodologies present.
Posts from the ‘Research’ Category
Reflecting on an I-SPHERE report on measuring the personal wellbeing of marginalised groups, here Glen Bramley blogs on these and other findings for including the 'un-included' in official statistics.
Today sees the release of a new I-SPHERE report examining temporary accommodation provision in Scotland. Here, Beth Watts picks out some of the key themes from the research.
What does the new Green Paper on social housing offer? Professor Mark Stephens explores the content and context to assess its likely impact.
A new I-SPHERE report reveals how housing associations and local authorities in England are using Fixed Term Tenancies.
Here, Lynne McMordie shares the findings of new research on the nature and design of temporary accommodation (TA) services in Belfast and their efficacy in resolving homelessness for those with more complex needs.
What is the state of play for temporary accommodation in Scotland? In this blog, Dr Beth Watts reflects on new I-SPHERE report and where to go next.
Beth Watts and Suzanne Fitzpatrick discuss their newly released Routledge book on Welfare Conditionality.
There is an increasingly recognised, but under-explored link between domestic abuse and housing. Here, postgraduate researcher Dora Welker reflects on a recent conference and future directions for research.
The Government’s housing benefit U-turn: evidence and sound economic analysis return to housing policy?
Last week the UK government announced a U-turn on providing housing benefits 18 to 21-year-olds. Here, Prof Chris Leishman reflects on this reassuring change of course.
Lynne McMordie was appointed as our first intern under the I-SPHERE Oak Foundation research internship programme. In this Q&A Lynne tells us about her experiences to date.
We have an exciting opportunity for two researchers to join us for 6 month paid homelessness research internships. Applications close midnight 26th March.
In this blog, Sarah Johnsen, Suzanne Fitzpatrick and Beth Watts provide a framework offering potential to bring greater clarity and calm to extremely sensitive debates surrounding the use of ‘social control’ in responses to homelessness.
Invitation to focus group: can you help us explore new ways to help young people at risk of homelessness?
Shelter Scotland and Heriot-Watt University are exploring the potential of a new way to provide housing for young people at risk of homelessness. can you help us by participating in a focus group?
The value of children’s play is under increasing discussion from policymakers, practitioners, and the general public Here, Dr Jenny Wood discusses the role of planning systems in facilitating play, and what currently happens in Scotland and Wales.
The much-trailed ‘Housing Budget’ of November 2017 did more for homelessness than many might have expected. I-SPHERE Director Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick explores the announcements.
December saw the release of book 'Property Boom and Banking Bust: The Role of Commercial Lending in the Bankruptcy of Banks'. Here, Prof Colin Jones gives an insights into its contents.