In this edition:

Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

Summary Articles

- Greater Manchester comes together to tackle rough sleeping in unique partnership

- More than 300,000 people in Britain are now homeless

- London Winter Shelters 2017-18 list published

- Court of Appeal provides important guidance on when a homeless person is 'vulnerable'

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- Intentional homelessness: whether 2-years renting amounted to settled accommodation

- Kettle packs and extreme overcrowding: the realities of temporary accommodation

- Homelessness Campaign update November 2017

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Training

Summary Articles

- Tpas December training programme

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Social Housing

Summary Articles

- Major new CIH project will help to shape the future of social housing

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Housing Provision

Summary Articles

- Chartered Institute of Housing responds to fall in new homes for social rent in England

- 80% of affordable homes lost due to legal loophole exploited by developers

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- "It's hard not to see them as lose-lose": the problem with co-living spaces

- Affordable Housing Supply: April 2016 to March 2017 England

- Towards a regional affordable housing policy

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Housing and Care

Summary Articles

- Autumn edition of 'Housing with Care Matters' available

- New housing sector practice guide launched to support people with dementia

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- Bridging the gap between health and housing. A united approach in South Wales

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Grenfell Tower

Summary Articles

- Number of victims of the Grenfell Tower fire formally identified is 70

- Update from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

- Initial report from the Independent Grenfell Recovery Taskforce

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- London Tory council to charge tower block residents £4,000 to fit sprinklers

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Welfare Benefits

Summary Articles

- UK Government must take responsibility for consequences of Universal Credit implementation

- A year on lower benefit cap is pushing thousands into poverty

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- Universal Credit: Hundreds of families to be evicted as letting agent warns it can't cope with arrears

- More than 500 Bradford benefit claimants to have their appeal rights acknowledged following Ombudsman investigation

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Private Registered Providers

Summary Articles

- Further statement on classification of English housing associations

- Waterloo Housing Group and Fortis Living announce new partnership plan

- Discussions start on future shape of housing association sector

- Statement from ONS on provisional reclassification of social housing providers

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- Hyde completes £760 million corporate financing restructure

- A2Dominion and Radian announce partnership talks

- What's the best way for housing associations to measure social value?

- CIH responds to provisional reclassification of social housing providers

- Network Homes welcomes Shadow Women and Equalities Minister for Black History event

- Irwell Valley creates new homes and new jobs across Greater Manchester

- Catalyst issued a 30-year bond and raised £250 million

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People in Housing

Summary Articles

- Former Welsh Government Minister Carl Sargeant found dead

- Winners of the Women in Housing Awards announced

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Conferences & Seminars

Summary Articles

- SHIFT Awards

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- 24housing launch Diversity in Housing conference

- Older People's Housing Conference

- Housing Management Conference & Exhibition

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World Window

Summary Articles

- Updates from Housing Futures

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- A new name (for BSHF) and a passion to share the solutions to housing problems

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Housing Finance

Summary Articles

- Autumn Budget: housing and associated issues

- New research outlines ground rent risks for housing associations

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- Pledge of additional £2 billion for affordable housing is coming from cuts to other house building programmes

- 'Budget commitment good but crucial we build the right homes in the right places'

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Sustainability

Summary Articles

- Dragons' Den returns to the SHIFT Awards

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Right to Buy

Summary Articles

- Statistics for 2016-17 show RTB contributes to rise in social housing sales in England

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- CIH responds to new social housing sales figures for England

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Building & Regeneration

Summary Articles

- Mayor of Greater Manchester launches a new initiative to regenerate town centres

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Legislation & Court Issues

Summary Articles

- Call to support "Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill"

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Planning

Summary Articles

- Mayor plans bold new housing & infrastructure around cycling in London

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Best Practices & Standards

Summary Articles

- CT Brief, Issue No. 31: Risk & Assurance

- CIH Scotland names Excellence Award winners

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- Using behavioural insights to recover Housing Benefit overpayments in Croydon

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Supported Housing

Summary Articles

- New funding strategy for supported housing outlined by Government

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- Securing the long-term future of short-term supported housing services

- Implications of the consultation on supported and sheltered housing

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Private Sector Housing

Summary Articles

- Bournemouth Council rejects scheme to license landlords

- Draft Tenant Fees Bill introduced to Parliament to ban letting fees for tenants

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- Government publishes draft Bill on agent fee ban

- Mayor accuses government of 'bottling it' on pledge to help renters

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Repairs & Maintenance

Summary Articles

- Salix Homes completes first in-house improvement schemes

- Richmondshire District Council working with Kirona to improve service & workforce productivity

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Housing Ombudsman

Summary Articles

- Housing Ombudsman launches consultation on plans for 2018-19

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