CRESR

Housing

The housing team at CRESR is one of the largest groups of specialist housing researchers in the UK. It has gained an unrivalled reputation for high-quality, policy-oriented evaluations and reports.

While it has experience in a range of subjects, it has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • housing market analysis
  • housing market renewal and regeneration   
  • the private rented sector and the Local Housing Allowance
  • housing modernisation
  • homelessness
  • the housing circumstances of different social and ethnic groups
  • housing's role in creating more mixed communities
  • tenant participation
  • the housing needs of gypsies and travellers
  • housing policy, housing management and service delivery
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Familes and Work: Revisiting Barriers to Employment

Project Director: Professor David Robinson
Project Duration: 2011

This study was commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions to explore whether incentives intended to support parents to make the transition into work were succeeding in helping parents overcome barriers known to impede engagement in the formal labour market.


Rochdale Families Project

Project Director: Professor John Flint
Project Duration: 2010-2011

A team of researchers at CRESR and Sheffield Hallam University were commissioned by New Heart for Heywood New Deal for Communities (NDC) and Rochdale Borough Council to evaluate the Rochdale Families Project.

The project, funded by the New Heart for Heywood NDC, aimed to provide early intervention and intensive support to vulnerable families and to prevent risks including children being accommodated by the local authority, exclusion from education and entry into the criminal justice system. The project was based on a key worker outreach model and worked with a total of 18 families.


Hidden Homelessness

Project Director: Dr Kesia Reeve
Project Duration: 2010-2011

This project sought to explore and expose the extent of hidden homelessness amongts single homeless people, focused on those sleeping rough, staying with friends and family and squatting.


Get in touch

For further information please contact Dr Kesia Reeve at k.reeve@shu.ac.uk or call 0114 225 4519,
or Professor Paul Hickman at p.g.hickman@shu.ac.uk or call 0114 225 4522.

Key clients

Arts and Humanities Research Council
Camden Council
Circle Housing Wherry
Consortium of Associations in the South East
Crisis
Department for Communities and Local Government
Department for Work and Pensions
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR)
Eaga Charitable Trust
Flagship Homes
Glasgow Housing Assocation
Home Office
Housing Partners
Hyde Housing Group and partners
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Lambeth Council
Leeds City Council
Leeds Partnership Charitable Homes Ltd
Local Government Association
North East Derbyshire District Council
North Lincolnshire Council
Northern Ireland Housing Executive
Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group
Oldham Council
Residential Landlords Association
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Shelter
Shelter Scotland
South Cambridgeshire District Council
St Basils
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Wakefield and District Housing
Welsh Assembly Government
West Yorkshire Housing Partnership
White Rose Collaboration Fund project
Wigan Council
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