UK & International news

England: Housing association to deliver new homes on existing London rooftops

Almost 150 new homes are set to be developed on top of existing apartment blocks in London thanks to a joint venture between a housing association and a developer.

Published 8 April 2021

England: Pilot scheme offers proxy address to people who are homeless

A social enterprise is giving people who are homeless access to a virtual address so they can access vital services as part of a pilot initiative in England.

Published 6 April 2021

England: Green Homes Grant scheme scrapped a year early

A voucher scheme that was supposed to deliver billions of pounds worth of green home improvements in England has been cancelled a year early by the UK Government.

Published 29 March 2021

English housebuilders asking residents to sign non-disclosure agreements

Housebuilders in England that carry out repairs on new-build homes are asking residents to sign non-disclosure agreements, an MP has alleged.

Published 17 March 2021

England: People who are homeless to be prioritised for vaccine

People who are homeless in England are to be prioritised for the coronavirus vaccine after the UK Government accepted advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Published 12 March 2021

Netherlands: Social housing development integrates vertical forest

A social housing development in Eindhoven has integrated a vertical forest.

Published 10 March 2021

UK’s first LGBT+ retirement community given green light

A housing association is to begin work on opening the UK’s first LGBT+ affirming retirement community after securing a £5.7 million loan from the Mayor of London.

Published 4 March 2021

England: New homes to run on 'poo power'

Excess heat recovered from the sewage treatment process could be used to power more than 2,000 homes thanks to a new carbon-cutting partnership between Thames Water and Kingston Council.

Published 2 March 2021

Success in England for Kingdom’s Naumann Initiative

A Scottish initiative to create jobs for people with experience of homelessness has achieved success in England.

Published 25 February 2021

SHR CEO Michael Cameron takes position on regulatory body in Ireland

Michael Cameron, CEO of the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR), has been appointed to the board of the Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority in Ireland.

Published 25 February 2021

England: Housing associations and councils can bid for government strategic partnerships

The UK Government's housing delivery agency Homes England is expanding its multi-million-pound strategic partnership model and with for-profit housing providers and councils now able to bid for funding under the programme.

Published 23 February 2021

England: Integration of mental health and supported housing could save NHS £1bn a year

A ground-breaking report which shows that the NHS could save nearly £1 billion a year through integrated mental health and supported housing services in England has received the backing of parliamentarians.

Published 23 February 2021

England: Church should use land to build affordable homes, finds archbishops report

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have released a landmark new report which sets out a bold new vision for the Church of England to lead by example to help solve the housing crisis, including delivering more affordable homes on its own land.

Published 22 February 2021

England: Cabinet member for housing resigns after Twitter account exposed

The cabinet member for housing at Southwark Council has resigned from his post after it emerged that he had not been transparent about a Twitter account that he managed.

Published 18 February 2021

England: Action against racial harassment in social housing 'still insufficient'

The National Housing Federation has been urged to review the current practice of inaction by social landlords when dealing with tenants' racial harassment complaints.

Published 17 February 2021