Moving Forward: The Provision of Accommodation for Travellers and Gypsies. This report examines the issues surrounding the provision of accommodation for Travellers and Gypsies in England and Wales. It includes an overview of the implications of the existing approach for the Travelling community, for local authorities and for those parts of the settled community affected by unauthorised encampments. The provision of appropriate and adequate sites for Travellers and their families lies at the heart of resolving inequalities of access to health, education and employment, local tensions between communities with different interests and needs and is key to tackling racism and discrimination. By Heaven Crawley.
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Housing Equality and Choice. Housing poverty is the most extreme form of social inequality in Britain, according to a report by Chris Holmes published by the Institute for Public Policy Research.
Choice in Social Housing. Traditionally local authority housing is allocated according to need, connections to a local area and your place on the waiting list. "Squeezed Out: Choice and Affordability in Housing" explores the choices individuals make and what the public policy response might be if we are to lift some of the current restrictions on choice. Affordability reveals itself as a central constraint.
Housing Demand. This paper addresses the problem of those areas to which many people have moved, where the economy is strongest and where, consequently, housing demand is greatest. The paper examines: the pressures for more homes, how many new homes are needed, the impact of geography, housing conditions, the shortfall of new homes and the causes of housing shortages, increasing supply and affordability. It concludes that housing shortage may become one of the most significant social issues facing the UK over the next twenty years. "Britain?s housing in 2022: More shortages and homelessness?" is published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
By Joseph Rowntree Foundation, UK.