Critical Reflections: Social Purpose and the Bottom Line

Reflecting on Caroline’s article here about whether we have a social purpose in social housing or if it is a myth inspired this short article. This article considers how the research participants for Hannah’s PhD thesis talked about social purpose, or more accurately when reflecting on conversations with housing practitioners, a smooth alignment of ‘social purpose and the bottom line’.

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Why the 28-day move-on period for refugees needs to be extended

When a destitute asylum seeker arrives in the UK they are offered ‘Asylum accommodation’.

This accommodation could be anywhere within the UK and the asylum seeker does not get a choice of where they are located.

Katy Wood explores how this process works out in practice, and argues the standard 28-day move-on period should be extended.

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2021: A Home Odyssey

In this article Dr Gaby Wolferink looks back to 2020 and what she feels should be the key lessons to be brought into 2021 and beyond.

It ended up a story of privilege and a call to action for tech providers, architects and social housing providers to start building homes fit to harbour someone in a pandemic, in safety, instead of being yet another concern.

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