The links between housing, health and well-being are well known and this agenda is rich in research and policy challenges. Social housing organisations have a social and welfare remit and house some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in society; social housing also has a role in meeting wider economic and social agendas. The Place theme within SHUSU therefore focuses on four key areas: understanding and adapting to the ever changing contexts in which housing is delivered and managed; improving housing quality and provision; engaging with the inter-relationship between housing, health, social care and well-being; and promoting a sense of ownership and connection to place in order to promote resilience and well-being for communities. At SHUSU we focus on the role and operation of housing providers as well as engaging with residents and communities, offering expertise in housing, health and social care policy and practice and working with a range of organisations across the UK.
Current projects include exploring innovative ways to address the issue of empty homes in the Tameside area, a partnership with private industry to develop opportunities in deprived neighbourhoods, and evaluations of the No Second Night Out homelessness initiatives

Current Projects

Selected Archived Projects

  • Greater Manchester Empty Homes Knowledge Transfer Partnership
  • Evaluation of the Individual Budget approach to tackling rough sleeping in Wales
  • Losing and finding a home: A life course approach
  • Exploring the housing needs of migrant workers in Harlow and Broxbourne
  • The housing, health and support needs of Asian Elders in Rochdale and Oldham
  • Asian women and access to supported housing

Selected Publications

  • Turley, H., Scullion, L. and Brown, P. (2014) No Second Night Out Greater Manchester and Street Buddies: An evaluation for Riverside English Churches Housing Group, Salford: University of Salford.
  • Brown, P. (2013) Right Time? Right Place? An evaluation of the individual budget approach to tackling rough sleeping in Wales. The University of Salford: Salford.
  • Scullion, L. and Pemberton, S. (2013) ‘The UK migrant cap, migrant mobility and employer implications’, International Migration, doi: 10.1111/imig.12068.
  • Scullion, L., Brown, P. and Niner, P. (2012) ‘Accommodating Travelling Showpeople in England’, Social Policy & Society, 11, 2: 197-210.
  • Scullion, L. and Morris, G. (2010) Exploring the housing needs of migrant workers in Harlow and Broxbourne, Salford: The University of Salford.
  • Brown, P., Morris, G., Scullion, L. and Somerville, P. (2012) Losing and Finding a Home: Homelessness, multiple exclusion and everyday lives, Salford: University of Salford.
  • Ahmed, A. (2011) Belonging out of context: the intersection of place, networks and ethnic identity among retired British migrants living in the Costa Blanca, Journal of Identity and Migration Studies vol5 no 2, 1-18
  • Ahmed, A. (2011) The value of qualitative research to the social housing sector, RIEN Briefing Paper series, York: HQN Ltd.
  • Ahmed, A. (2011) An Evaluation of the Glass Forward Leadership and Mentoring Programme in the Social Housing Sector Huddersfield, The Housing Diversity Network.
  • Scullion, L. and Morris, G. (2010) Exploring the housing needs of migrant workers in Harlow and Broxbourne, Salford: The University of Salford