This project aimed to use the research expertise in LSE Housing and Communities, and CASE, to develop new thinking and solutions for the complex, interacting problems of housing, poverty, work, community and environment.
The Housing Plus Academy promoted knowledge exchange and participative learning among decision-makers, frontline staff and tenants of social landlords; tackling burning problems affecting both housing association and local authority landlords, such as benefit cuts, Universal Credit financial pressures, energy saving, work and skills, community enterprise, estate regeneration, private renting, community resilience, supported housing, housing young people
Beneficiaires (research users, partners, audiences)
Businesses and industry - Public sector bodies -Charities and the third sector - Wider publics - Landlords - Private and social housing tenants - Homeowners - Builders and Developers - Engineers, architects, construction and energy companies
Methods and Activities
Production of a practical guide for practitioners and policy-makers -Themed residential ‘think-tank’ days - Morning roundtable sessions - Creation of a Housing Plus Network - Policy Forum