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13 September, 2011

Extra care housing could play a ‘major part’ in delivering better health outcomes for older people

Research published by International Longevity Centre shows that those in extra care housing are half as likely to move into institutional care as people living in the community recieving domiciliary care.

13 September, 2011

60,000 adults facing multiple needs and exclusions are being let down by services

Leading charities Clinks, DrugScope, Homeless Link and Mind say we are failing to understand and coordinate support for most excluded and urge political leaders to take action.

13 September, 2011

Tenant Services Authority publishes Continuous Recording of Lettings and Sales 2010-11

New statistics show new lettings and sales in England, and the people they house.

13 September, 2011

Shelter urges councils to crack down on rogue landlords

New research reveals that local authorities admit there are 1,477 known landlords who are repeatedly making tenants’ lives a misery.

12 September, 2011

Tackling homelessness and exclusion: Understanding complex lives

Research published by Joseph Rowntree Foundation highlights the extent to which homelessness amongst single adults is linked to other problems such as mental illness, alcohol dependency and experience of institutions.

12 September, 2011

Recent developments in housing law

July and August updates, as published in the Legal Action Magazine, now available from the Garden Court Chambers website.

9 September, 2011

New Crisis research warns that homelessness situation is set to get worse

Study predicts that the continuing economic downturn combined with the Coalition Government's radical reforms and weakening of the welfare state will leave many more people facing the threat or reality of homelessness.

9 September, 2011

Urgent action needed to address chronic shortage of affordable housing

Homeless Link responds to new figures that show that the number of people applying to councils for help with housing has increased by 14% in the last year.

8 September, 2011

Homeless numbers up by 17 per cent on same quarter last year

New national statistics for April to June 2011.

7 September, 2011

Government responds to judge’s ruling on squatters rights

A 'bizarre decision that flies in the face of common sense', says Housing Minister

7 September, 2011

Crisis wins emergency accommodation pledge

Government agrees to consider proposal that single homeless people should have a right to emergency accommodation.

5 September, 2011

How the Localism Bill will affect the way in which the housing ombudsman supports tenants

New 'Inside Housing' article from housing ombudsman Mike Biles.

5 September, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 233 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

2 September, 2011

1 September, 2011

Social lettings at highest level for a decade

Survey published by Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors also shows that demand for rental property continues to increase.

31 August, 2011

Communities Minister responds to Guardian article on social housing

Changes to social housing rents will not affect rights of existing tenants, and the Affordable Homes programme will lead to thousands more homes being delivered, says Andrew Stunell.

31 August, 2011

Crisis highlights direct link between economic downturn and rising homelessness

Report shows an increase of 10 per cent in number of people accepted as homeless and placed in social housing, the first increase in almost a decade.

31 August, 2011

Grant Shapps responds to National Housing Federation’s ‘Housing Market Analysis’

Following trebling of house prices Housing Minister wants to see a period of house price stability so that more homes become affordable.

31 August, 2011

New training to give tenants skills to run local ‘tenant panels’

Government announces that training and support will be delivered by National Communities Resource Centre to empower tenants to set up groups to lead on management of social housing.