I-SPHERE is delighted to be recruiting for the next round of Oak Foundation interns. The six month paid internships are an opportunity for early career researchers to undertake independent research in the field of homelessness supported by the I-SPHERE team and to share and develop their knowledge and skills with the Oak Foundation. Find out more […]
Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Director of I-SPHERE, yesterday provided oral evidence to the UK Parliament’s Work and Pensions Committee on their inquiry into the Welfare Safety Net. Drawing on our work on Destitution in the UK for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), and wider I-SPHERE research including from the Homeless Monitor series for Crisis and JRF, Suzanne highlighted […]
We are excited to be advertising two funded PHD opportunities at I-SPHERE.
Last week, Prof Glen Bramley published research on housing requirements across Great Britain. Here, he explores how household projections are made and the problems current methodologies present.
Reflecting on an I-SPHERE report on measuring the personal wellbeing of marginalised groups, here Glen Bramley blogs on these and other findings for including the ‘un-included’ in official statistics.
Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick of I-SPHERE recently sat on Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group, who’s recommendations have informed the Ending Homelessness and Together action plan launched today. The Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan will focus on: Providing a person centred approach to support individual needs Putting prevention first, to minimise the risk of […]
On his recent and much-publicised visit to the UK, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty drew on I-SPHERE research which estimated that over 1.5million people, including 365,000 children, were destitute in the UK at some point in 2017. You can read the full statement at https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=23881&LangID=E, You can find our more on our Destitution in the UK research […]
Great expectations were placed on the Social Housing Green paper (A new deal for social housing). Whilst there have been some welcome developments it barely gets to grips with the main focus on regulation and governance. To have a debate, it needs to be structured.
In this blog Fran Calvo, a homelessness practitioner and scholar visiting I-SPHERE from Universitat Ramon Llull in Catalonia, reflects on the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by members of the homeless population.
In June, Dr Jenny Wood traveled to Seoul, South Korea to present her PhD research on children’s rights and public space. In this blog she reflects on the experience and discusses the state of play for children.