Topic: housing policy for practitioners and policy-makers
This project used 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 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 and housing young people.
They produced a practical guide for practitioners and policy-makers, held themed residential ‘think-tank’ days, morning roundtable sessions and a policy forum, and created a Housing Plus Network.
Their beneficiaries (research users, partners and audiences) were:
- Businesses and industry
- Public sector bodies
- Charities and the third sector
- Wider publics
- Private and social housing tenants
- Builders and Developers
- Engineers, architects, construction and energy companies