Month: August 2019

Beyond Generation Rent – Understanding the aspirations of private renters aged 35-54

Dr Kim McKee, Senior Lecturer, Social Policy and Housing, University of Stirling This week, research led by the University of Stirling on behalf of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), reported that the UK’s growing number of older private renters face distinct challenges which could worsen the nation’s housing crisis. Here, co-author Dr

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Delivering cleaner air for Scotland – putting evidence at the heart of action

Professor Campbell Gemmell and Dr Annalisa Savaresi, respectively chair and member of the steering group behind this week’s independent review into the Scottish Government’s Cleaner Air Strategy, reflect on the report’s recommendations and the extent of change necessary to make this vision a reality. This week the Scottish Government published a key milestone report, reviewing

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Inappropriate housing causing disabled people physical and emotional distress

Professor Isobel Anderson, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling The Match Me research project explores the effectiveness of allocations and lettings practice for accessible and adapted social housing in Scotland. Here, Professor Isobel Anderson discusses findings from the project’s final report, together with recommendations for policymakers and practitioners. Our ‘Match Me’ research on effective

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Get rid of private schools? We’d be better tackling inequalities between state schools

Dave Griffiths, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling Jennifer M Ferguson, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is the 20th Etonian to become prime minister of the UK. Most of his cabinet is composed of privileged, privately educated people, with two-thirds of his ministers among the 7% of

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“The Preston Model”: Community Wealth Building

Professor Leigh Sparks, Professor of Retail Studies, Stirling Management School In a recent post on the Stirling Retail blog, Professor Leigh Sparks explores the “Preston Model” approach to local community wealth building. During the National Review of Town Centres, I was introduced to Neil McInroy and his work as the Chief Executive of CLES.  We subsequently begin to work

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Call for participants – The good self-directed support project

The good self-directed support project is a research collaboration between the University of Stirling, Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL); Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (GCIL), and the National Lottery Community Fund. In this blog post, Dr Siabhainn Russell sets out how stakeholders can get in involved. For more than 20 years, local

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