Thinkhouse is a free online library of research pieces, policy publications and case studies that propose ways to increase the amount and quality of the UK's housing stock and the related economic, social and community benefits of doing this. The site is curated by an independent panel of experts who select the best and most innovative reports for particular attention in our Must Read section. To promote and encourage a new generation of researchers the panel have created an Early Career Researcher's competition. Users can contact us to subscribe to the weekly email update and for speech writes we have a bite size facts page.
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Housing for people with dementia – are we ready?
There is an urgent need to ensure that housing is ‘dementia-ready’ from the outset. There are excellent examples of housing organisations that have developed dementia-friendly strategies or signed up to become ‘dementia friends’ , across the whole sector progress has been slow. This report sets out the key issues and recommendations.
The Homelessness Monitor: England 2021
This is a longitudinal study providing independent analysis of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in England. This ninth annual report updates our account of how homelessness stands in England in 2020, or as close to 2020 as data availability allows. It also highlights emerging trends and forecasts some of the likely future changes, identifying the developments likely to have the most significant impacts on homelessness.
What we want: Future-proofing retirement housing in England
This report highlights that the retirement community sector will need substantial growth over the next 20 years just to keep up with age-related growth; with respect to those aged 65+ in England, this means a boost of 37.3% by 2040. Progress should also be urgently made, with an 8.8% increase by 2025 to keep up with trends.
Preventing Homelessness in Scotland
The independent Prevention Review Group (PRG) was set up at the request of Scottish Government to take forward work on preventing homelessness identified by the independent Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group and the subsequent Scottish Government / COSLA Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan published in 2018. The Group’s task was to identify legal duties on local authorities and other public bodies to prevent homelessness.
The covid-19 crisis response to homelessness in Great Britain
This is an interim report into a comparative examination of responses to homelessness during the COVID-19 crisis across England, Scotland and Wales. This report focuses on the period from the start of the initial lockdown in the UK (March 2020), until the end of the year (December 2020), with a particular focus on policy and practice responses during the initial lockdown period