The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) began its work in September 2017. It has been funded for five years by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. CaCHE is led by Professor Ken Gibb at the University of Glasgow. CaCHE’s academic work is based around seven themes. I am the academic lead for the Governance theme.
Our work programme in the first year focused upon how ideas from the literature on policy transfer and policy translation have been utilised in housing studies. I also produced a working paper on governance that was one of a series of CaCHE papers that fed into conversation during the development of the English Housing Green Paper.
Over the next two years we will be working on a broad range of issues including:
- Resident involvement in housing governance
- The evidence base on rent regulation
- Drivers of performance in social housing
- Data, governance and values in social housing
- Are housing problems wicked problems?
We will also be collaborating with TDS Charitable Foundation and SDS Charitable Trust on a programme of work aimed at raising standards in the UK private rented sector.