Social tenants live increasingly precarious lives in a marginalised social housing sector

The decline of social housing from 1 in 3 of all homes to just 1 in 6 over the last forty years has resulted in a ‘residualised’ sector in England, which caters mostly for a disadvantaged tenant group living increasingly precarious lives. Our new research, to be published on 15th April, brings together a range … More Social tenants live increasingly precarious lives in a marginalised social housing sector

Housing inequalities strongly linked to poor mental health and wellbeing

A new report – ‘Creating a Wellbeing Society: Scoping Housing Need, Homelessness and Mental Health in the West Midlands Conurbation’ – by the Human City Institute (HCI), a Birmingham-based think-tank and research charity, explores the extent to which housing inequalities, housing need and homelessness are linked to poorer mental health and lower wellbeing. The report, … More Housing inequalities strongly linked to poor mental health and wellbeing

Social housing more diverse but satisfaction of protected characteristics groups a concern

Our forthcoming report ‘Fit for All – Equality, Diversity and Satisfaction in 21st Century Social Housing’ reveals that the social tenant group has become more diverse in the last two decades, despite Equality, Diversity and Inclusion among senior housing staff lagging behind. Across most protected characteristic groups there has been progress – ore BME tenants, … More Social housing more diverse but satisfaction of protected characteristics groups a concern