The number of people in Scotland living in very deep poverty has increased dramatically in the last 20 years despite more people, particularly children and pensioners, being pulled out of poverty overall, new JRF research has found.
A new report on alternative models of rent control for Scotland has been launched by the Cross Party Group on Housing launched at a meeting in the Scottish Parliament yesterday. During the meeting, Professor Ken Gibb, director of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), presented th
A new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in Scotland paints a bleak picture of a nation in crisis mode after the fiercest attack on our standard of living in a lifetime. The report, which includes heart-breaking testimonies from thousands of families struggling to come to terms with the exte
The UK Government should intervene to provide private renters in England with a right to buy the property they live in, according to a recent paper by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). This briefing, titled 'Making a house a home: Why policy must focus on the ownership and distribution of h
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), in partnership with the Scottish Government, has appointed a multi-disciplinary research team to deliver a new project exploring what people living on a low income want to see from further reform to the private rented sector in Scotland.
Deprivation levels in Scotland are worsening to the point that nearly one in five people are now classed as being in poverty, according to a new report. In the 2020/21 edition of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's (JRF) annual report on the nature and scale of poverty across the UK, and how it af
Amid growing concern about the impact of Covid on the housing and financial situation of thousands of Scots, 31 organisations in the Everyone Home collective are urging people in communities and those running local services to prevent homelessness closer to home in 2021 and beyond. On the basis that
Investment in the social housing sector generates economic and social benefits for Scotland and its people, including reducing poverty and homelessness, improving health, and creating jobs, a new report has found.
Last week the Scottish Government announced a £10 million Tenant Hardship Loan Fund, available from November. But, asks Deborah Hay, will it help people under pressure and struggling to pay their rent? There was a lot to welcome in last week’s Scottish Programme for Government 2020/21: a
Deborah Hay, Scotland policy officer for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, explains why JRF have joined the Everyone Home Collective. We all need a warm, decent and affordable home: it’s the foundation on which all other areas of our life depend, and it has been such a critical part of the respo
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has called on the Scottish Government to act quickly to avoid a potential autumn spike in evictions as financial strains take hold on households across the country.
Lorna Wilson shares initial findings into research from SFHA, JRF, Public Health Scotland, and RIHAF into the social, economic, health, and wellbeing impact of social housing. No one can dispute the importance of good quality affordable housing – but many people may not be aware of the wider i
A wide-ranging report into UK poverty levels has highlighted the greater availability of affordable social housing in Scotland as a key factor for keeping the country’s poverty rate down. Publishing its state of the nation report on poverty in the UK today, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)