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'No DSS': how private landlords and letting agents exclude tenants on benefits

"Despite this, my recently completed but as yet unpublished PhD research in Leeds found that people receiving housing benefit struggled to meet housing costs and were viewed as a significant risk to private rented sector landlords and letting agents."

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ESRC funds the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence

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Improving mental health services for homeless people

Improving mental health services for homeless people | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Cardiff  University   and a leading homelessness charity has been given the highest possible rating by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board.

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This project was Part-funded by the Technology Strategy Board, Welsh Government and the ESRC. 

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Anti-social behaviour a consequence, rather than a cause of homelessness

Anti-social behaviours such as drug and alcohol abuse are often the consequence, rather than the cause of homelessness, according to a series of studies from Northumbria University presented at the Economic and Social Research Council's 2014 Festival of Social Science

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Event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science

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