Welfare reform is sector's biggest concern in 2013
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Universal Credit and also in Housing
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Early analysis of the first responses to a survey being carried out by Housing e-Academy suggests that welfare reform is the social housing sector's biggest concern this year.
The survey has been asking questions around current issues such as demand on housing stock, clarity surrounding funding, the Green Deal and Universal Credit.
Chloe Weatherhead, head of Housing e-Academy, said: “We want to get a lot more people to complete the survey before we have what we believe, will be significant research. So far 50 percent of respondents say welfare reform is causing them most worry and over 90 percent claim they are ‘very concerned’ about the impact of Universal Credit on their rent payments.
“We are not aware of any other research that asks these questions all in one place and if you want your voice to be heard then please take ten minutes to complete our online survey at www.housingea.co.uk. All entries will be entered in to a free prize draw to win an iPod Nano but more importantly, you will be part of what we hope will be a significant and revealing study for the sector.”
The results will be used to help the training specialist plan future priorities and will also be used by its partner the Chartered Institute of Housing to inform its own research and development.