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Having a good home is central to the health of everyone in Scotland, says the chair of the independent Housing and Wellbeing Commission.
New research from Shelter shows that in over half of England, less than 10 per cent of suitable homes are affordable for a typical family.
A study commissioned by Shelter shows 45% of people renting in South West England are living in homes that are damp, cold, overcrowded or in a bad state of repair.
Rules to be introduced next month risk turning England into a ‘knife-edge nation’, where losing your job brings the immediate risk of losing your home, Shelter warns.
The number of homeless families living in emergency bed and breakfast accommodation is at its highest in nearly ten years, says Shelter.
The housing and homelessness charity Shelter says that England needs a massive expansion of shared ownership homes for a generation of "forgotten families".
The High Court dismissal of a legal challenge to the ‘bedroom tax’ will increase the risk of homelessness for disabled families and vulnerable children, says Shelter.
Parents are paying out £2 billion every year to help their children get on the housing ladder, as more and more young people are priced out of a home of their own.
The number of families renting their home has doubled over the past ten years, as more and more people are priced out of home ownership.
Housing benefit could face further cuts from 2015, George Osborne announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review yesterday (26 June 2013).