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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When We Work Together – learning the lessons
Based on the evidence received and expertise, this report sends a clear message that the Government must learn from the success of the Covid-19 response and continue the increased investment in homelessness services to avoid a post pandemic surge in rough sleeping.
Health and wellbeing in the private rented | Enhancing capabilities part 2 | literature review
COVID-19 has exposed how housing operates as one of the key mechanisms through which social inequality translates into inequalities in health and wellbeing. This in turn raises questions on the multiple ways in which living in the private rented sector (PRS) impacts upon tenants’ wellbeing.
Homes in Community Hands: Year Two evaluation report
This evaluation seeks to understand the impact of Power to Change's funding on the community-led housing sector (CLH), and specifically on those organisations receiving grants to support and develop housing schemes. It will focus principally on the five urban areas where Power to Change is concentrating its Homes in Community Hands grant funding.
Health and wellbeing in the private rented sector part 1 | literature review
This report is the first output of a project that explores the relationship between living in the private rented sector and subjective wellbeing. It features an overview of key themes from the literature and from interviews with key experts. The second output will include findings from in-depth interviews with 53 tenants.