The Local Housing Allowance cap. How can one social housing providers in Bridgend continue to meet housing need for people aged under 35?
Rees, Bethan Louise
Cardiff Metropolitan University
MetadataShow full item record
The aim of the research was to establish whether there was enough being done by one registered social landlord to provide suitable and sustainable accommodation for under 35’s who are set to be mostly effected by new Welfare Reform legislation, which comes in the form of the Local Housing Allowance. Local Housing Allowance is a change to the current Housing Benefit system and means that under 35’s will be restricted to the amount of help they can receive for their rental costs. The Local Housing Allowance caps the amount of Housing Benefit under 35’s can receive to a level that is the same rate as a room in a shared house. The study uses a mixture of qualitative and quantitative data. Qualitative data consisted of 3 interviews, in which one Neighbourhood Housing Officers, one Senior Neighbourhood Housing Officer and one Neighbourhood Housing Manager were questioned. Quantitative data consisted of numerical data that had been collected by one South-Wales housing association on the number of their tenants that are due to be effected by the Local Housing Allowance. The research findings identified that there is not one single solution that can be used to meet the housing needs for under 35’s. This research has established that housing associations have little say in who they house, due to most local authorities holding a common waiting list. Secondary data has established that shared housing pilot schemes have already been set up and have been a success. However, the primary data collected questioned the shared housing option, due to a pilot scheme not being very successful and the housing association facing many obstacles. These issues have been at the forefront of the association’s decision to not use shared housing as a housing option for under 35’s in the future.
BSc (Hons) Supported Housing
Showing items related by title, author, subject and abstract.
Challenging sex segregation: A philosophical evaluation of the football association’s rules on mixed football Edwards, Lisa; Davis, Paul; Forbes, Alison (Taylor and Francis, 2016-02-12)The Football Association (FA) has been under pressure to allow girls to play in mixed teams since 1978, following 12-year old Theresa Bennett’s application to play with boys in a local league. In 1991, over a decade after ...
Influence of Age and Maturation on Fitness Development, Trainability And Competitive Performance In Youth Silat Shapie, Mohamad Nizam Mohamed (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2011)Silat Olahraga, also known as Silat, is a popular combat sport, but little is known about the sports in terms of sport science of physiological demands and characteristics. This is particularly true for the adolescent ...
Use of NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) and Precision Agriculture methodologies to evaluate field variability in important soil properties Kilatzidis, Savvas (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2013)Corn (Zea mays L.) is one of the most important feed food and fuel crops today, worldwide. They have been extensive work on variety improvement through conventional plant breeding as well as using genetic engineering ...