Reports

front cover - summary_page_001A New Deal for Tenants – Tackling Marginalisation, Residualisation and Precarity in Social Housing

Authors: Kevin Gulliver and Guy Daly

Date: Available 29th April 2019

 

 

fair for all frot cover_page_001Fair for All – Equality, Diversity and Satisfaction in 21st Century Social Housing

Authors: Kevin Gulliver

Date: Available 8th May 2019

 

 

 

front cover_page_001The Power of Place: Health Inequalities, Housing and Community in the West Midlands Conurbation

Authors: Guy Daly, Jill Jesson and Kevin Gulliver

Date: Updated version – 13th May 2019

 

 

 

wmca_page_001Accelerating Prosperity through Housing in the West Midlands

Editors: Alan Murie and Kevin Gulliver

Date: March 2017

The report – download here: ACCELERATING PROSPERITY THROUGH HOUSING IN THE WEST MIDLANDS – aims to raise the profile of housing issues in the West Midlands at a time when the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is moving into gear and a Housing White Paper has been published. The report recommends a ‘whole stock’ approach to meet the housing challenges of the WMCA area and the wider West Midlands. This means concentrating upon ‘in situ’ housing needs, such as overcrowding, inadequate housing and fuel poverty, plus urban renewal, as well as providing new housing. The report recommends a number of ways in which housing investment can accelerate prosperity in the West Midlands and how the WMCA might facilitate this aim.

 

Pages of Pages of furnished tenancies covers_page_001Furnished Tenancies in Social Housing – Their Role in Tackling Exclusion and Promoting Affordable Lives

Author: Kevin Gulliver

Date: Available 20th May 2019

 

 

 

human-city_page_001Human City Manifesto: Realising the Potential of Citizens and Communities in the Shared Society

Author: Kevin Gulliver

Date: March 2017

The HUMAN CITY MANIFESTO has been published to mark HCI’s 21st anniversary in March 2017. The Manifesto is based on more than two decades of HCI’s research, participative events, futures paper and think-pieces, neighbourhood initiatives and experiments, and a review of literature related to health and sustainable cities, the Good Society, the Big Society and the Shared Society. It sets out 12 indicators of what makes settlements – cities, towns villages – more ‘human and makes 30 practical suggestions for operationalizing a more ‘shared society’ by realising the potential of citizens and communities.

 

40-years_page_001Forty Years of Struggle – A Window on Race and Housing, Disadvantage and Exclusion

Author: Kevin Gulliver

Date: October 2016

This report, FORTY YEARS OF STRUGGLE, written to support a campaign with BMENational, the representative body for black and minority ethnic housing associations in England, charts forty years of racial discrimination and disadvantage in housing. With a foreword by Cym D’Souza, Chair of BMENational, the report looks back over four decades to the Race Relations Act 1976 and three decades to the first social housing regulator BME Housing Strategy, which enabled the creation of BME housing associations. It concludes that BME inequalities in housing and neighbourhoods persist and that the continuance of BME HAs is crucial to offer rehousing opportunities for BME communities.

 

pages-of-pages-of-inquilab-ha-star-plus-report_page_001Inquilab Housing Association – STAR Plus Survey 2015/16

Authors: Kevin Gulliver

Date: May 2016

HCI undertook a survey of residents of Inquilab – a BME HA operating in south-west London. This report is based on the results of interviews with 354 residents – 1 in 4 of the total. The research found that Inquilab houses a relatively disadvantaged resident group, the majority of whom are from a BME background. The report showed that the services provided by Inquilab mainly in Brent, Ealing, Hillingdon and Hounslow. Residents’ improvement priorities cluster around better communication, continued improvement of the repairs service, capital investment in homes, and better environmental management of estates and neighbourhoods.

 

trident-star_page_001Valuing Place, Homes and Services – Trident Social Investment Group STAR Plus Survey 2015/16

Authors: Kevin Gulliver and Dawn Prentice

Date: May 2016

This report covers the results of a major face-to-face survey with 506 tenants of Trident SIG in late 2015. The survey covered a range of housing management and community services, plus analysis of tenant household and socio-economic characteristics. The survey was supplemented by a series of tenant focus groups. The survey findings are placed within the context of the operating environment for social landlords, including ‘people and place’, ‘policy’ and ‘performance’ (benchmarking and VFM). The report also explores how Trident’s ‘social investment’ mission has been delivered within the operating context and taking the views, experiences and aspirations of tenants into account.

 

two-cities_page_001A Tale of Two Cities – Poverty and Prosperity in Birmingham

Author: Kevin Gulliver

Date: April 2016

With a foreword by Joseph Rowntree Foundation Chief Executive, Julia Unwin, a-tale-of-two-cities, charts how poverty and prosperity have advanced side-by-side in Britain’s second city. Birmingham, a city with a rich history of municipal innovation and a mature third sector that confronts poverty and disadvantage, has experienced growing inequality in the last decade. The report maps key indicators of inequality and illustrates how deepening poverty can be found in neighbourhoods a short walk away from affluence and privilege.

 

front-cover_page_001Deep Roots, Diverse Communities, Dedicated Service – The Legacy, Value and Future Potential of Black and Minority Ethnic Housing Organisations in England

Authors: Kevin Gulliver and Dawn Prentice

Date: October 2015

Resulting from 18 months intensive research into the past, present and future of the UK’s BME housing sector, deep-roots-diverse-communities-dedicated-service, this report sought to scope the potential of BME housing organisations as a resurgent force in British housing. The report investigated the shape of the BME housing sector, its value as a housing provider and in terms of underscoring community cohesion, integration and social capital. The report concluded that the sector is a small but flourishing part of the British housing scene but that it faces significant challenges in confronting racial disadvantage in housing and neighbourhoods.