Barriers to Community Engagement in Planning – A Research Study

This report records the results of a research study into the barriers to community engagement in the planning system. Based on the findings from a series of focus groups and an online survey, it explores the barriers to better involvement in planning and also the opportunities and benefits that better community engagement would present for … Continue reading Barriers to Community Engagement in Planning – A Research Study

Knowledge is Power: A new report on the importance of community-led action research in Scotland

‘Community-led action research is not research for the sake of it, to prove a theory or to satisfy the curious. It is about people asking their own question about the issues they experince, getting the information, and evidence they need and testing actions for change." You can download the report here. Kate McHendry, Development Manager … Continue reading Knowledge is Power: A new report on the importance of community-led action research in Scotland

Housing Is Not Enough: Helping Homeless Families Achieve Self-Sufficiency

While certain issues affect all homeless people, several are of particular relevance to homeless families. From the myriad of pressing issues surrounding the problem of homelessness, this report focuses on the following four points: 1. In terms of the causes of homelessness, most families do not find themselves homeless as the result of a single financial mistake or stroke of bad luck; rather it is common for families to become homeless after a series of changes in their lives. These are likely to involve a combination of factors ranging … Continue reading Housing Is Not Enough: Helping Homeless Families Achieve Self-Sufficiency

Homelessness, poverty and social exclusion in The United States and Europe.

Abstract_ This paper explains differential rates of lifetime homelessness in the United States and Europe, as indexed by household surveys, from income inequality and tax and benefit programmes that increase or reduce poverty. These lifetime rates do not reflect recent efforts to reduce homelessness in some countries. The United States and the United Kingdom have … Continue reading Homelessness, poverty and social exclusion in The United States and Europe.