Housing Strategy Evidence Base February 2011

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Full description: The Housing Strategy Evidence Base contains key data about housing in Camden. It covers all tenures and contains a range of data types, including:
• demographic data,
• performance data on Council services, including
information returned to the Department for Communities and Local Government,
• research on housing conditions and need conducted or commissioned by the Council, and
• surveys of opinion (These are captured in italicized text.).

The Evidence Base will accompany and inform the Council’s Housing Strategy 2011-2016, and provides data to assist decision-making about priorities for the strategy.

The evidence base is divided into three sections:

Part 1 is a profile of households and homes. It contains data on:
• households in Camden, including demographic trends; household composition, age and ethnicity by tenure; and special needs that may affect the type of housing people require or the support they need to stay in their homes
• the tenure and type of homes in Camden, including their tenure, type, age, and size
• the age, condition and safety of homes in Camden, including information on Decent Homes and energy efficiency.

Part 2 relates to housing needs. It contains data on
• housing need and aspiration, including rough sleeping, statutory homelessness,
homelessness prevention, supported accommodation, temporary accommodation, the Housing Needs Register, different forms of housing need including overcrowding, adaptations for households with members who have mobility problems or sensory impairments, and the need to provision for Gypsies and Travellers
• the affordability of housing, including house prices, rents in the private and social sectors, the number of Housing Benefit claimants by tenure, the number of Housing Benefit claimants likely to be affected by changes to Housing Benefit, the overall shortfall in affordable housing, and the types and sizes of affordable housing needed
• the supply of housing, including social housing lets, ‘Right to Buy’ sales, new housing (including affordable housing) completed, empty properties, and the number of empty private sector properties brought back into use
• housing mobility, including house sales, mobility by tenure, the reason for Council tenancies ending, take up of alternative housing options by Council tenants, and moves towards independent living by those living in supported accommodation.

Part 3 covers wellbeing and its links to tenure. It contains data on:
• levels of income and economic activity by tenure and of benefit dependency correlated to tenure
• fuel poverty by tenure
• ill health, including emergency hospital admissions correlated to tenure and limiting-long term illness by tenure
• indicators of deprivation, correlated to tenure
• perceptions of neighbourhood, connection with neighbourhood, quality of life, and ability to control and influence by tenure.

The Housing Strategy Evidence Base will be updated regularly and developed over time.
Data Owner: London Borough of Camden
Release date: 07/03/2011
Period covered:
Geographic coverage: Camden, Lower Super Output Area, London Boroughs, London
Update frequency:
Terms of use: Open government license
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