The government is consulting on a proposed new model for the delivery of housing possession legal aid. This aims to ensure the sustainability of the service and to improve the breadth and quality of advice available for individuals facing the loss of their home.
This paper outlines current and historic policies to assist homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage payments, and examines trends in mortgage arrears and repossessions.
Many people in the UK already know the key problems that need solving in the field of housing. But there are commonly held beliefs and attitudes which stand in the way of social change.
This brief identifies those beliefs and explores what they mean for researchers and advocates in the housing sector. It offers recommendations to address obstacles and leverage openings in public thinking.
Over the past decade, the scale of homelessness and housing difficulties among EEA citizens across the UK has become a growing concern. These concerns have been exacerbated by the twin challenges of Covid-19 and the end of EU free movement rules. As a society, we must make sure that everyone can access help to prevent or resolve their homelessness, regardless of where they are from. This research shows this is not the case for far too many EEA citizens living in the UK. The accompanying policy report sets out a bold new vision that ensures everyone experiencing homelessness has a route to move into safe and stable housing.
A good practice framework for local partnerships to consider when developing protocols for the response when an adult goes missing from a health or care setting.
This paper provides data on homeless households in temporary accommodation in England and outlines initiatives and issues associated with the use of temporary accommodation.
This briefing provides background on, and explains the aims of, the Down Syndrome Bill 2021-22.
This briefing paper details the support available to armed forces veterans in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Committee has launched an inquiry into council tax collection in England, examining the practices employed by local authorities to collect council tax arrears.
If they do fall into debt, one way people on Universal Credit can manage their repayments is through third party deductions. This means that if someone is in debt to their energy supplier, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) takes money directly from their benefit payment and gives it to the energy supplier. People using deductions pay a fixed amount each week to cover their debt and a further amount to cover their ongoing energy usage.