Category Archives: Housing

RLA report Launch event: Homelessness from the private rented sector

Monday, 26 November 2018 from 17:30 to 19:30 Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University What is driving homelessness from the private rented sector, and what are the policy and practice implications of this? Find out at the launch of … Continue reading

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Parliamentary launch of research into Homelessness from the Private rented sector

By Dr Chris O’Leary Homelessness has a devastating effect on those experiencing it, their communities, and the public purse. There is rightly a current policy focus – both here in Greater Manchester and across England – on rough sleeping, the … Continue reading

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Complex commissioning for complex needs using partnerships, individuals assets and lived experience

The third instalment of this year’s Social Justice Commissioning seminar series will take place on the 6th of November at Manchester Metropolitan University. According to research by the Lankelly Chase Foundation (2015), around 60,000 people in England experience multiple and … Continue reading

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Creating the world’s first age-friendly city – in Manchester

Our School of Architecture’s research into better neighbourhoods for older citizens has an enthusiastic partner in DevoManc’s vision to transform the region’s health.   By Stefan White Our cities are typically not great places in which to grow older. Yet we … Continue reading

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Homelessness from the private rented sector

Dr Chris O’Leary is a specialist in public policy and is a senior lecturer in the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit.  Much of his work before joining PERU was around modelling need and demand in terms of multiple needs, prevention and integration of services. Chris also … Continue reading

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Supported Housing Symposium

Understanding the likely future levels of need, demand, cost, and economic benefit is key to the planning of an effective supported housing sector. Such work presents a number of challenges around using the extant evidence base, modelling available data, and … Continue reading

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Newly published research demonstrates ways to improve the prospects of UK town centres

The High Street UK 2020 project has identified, through scientific means, not only the 25 priorities that will improve the vitality and viability of the High Street but also a helpful framework for town centre renewal. This research which is … Continue reading

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New industry body renews High Street optimism

The BID Foundation has launched today (Wednesday 17th January) to meet challenges facing high streets and commercial districts up and down the country. Against a back-drop of ever-more difficult trading conditions and local government cuts, the new industry-led body will … Continue reading

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Has the Chancellor addressed the housing crisis?

Chris is a specialist in public policy and is a senior lecturer in the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit. He is responsible for managing a number of research projects, providing leadership on the design and delivery of research and evaluation projects around … Continue reading

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