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07/20/2017 - 11:32

Not all housing is the traditional "bricks and mortar" we tend to think of. There are lots of less permanent housing types, including houseboats, park homes and caravans.

Across our local area, a number of individuals and families live in "non traditional" accommodation.

This story brings together some brief data and identifies links to find out more about the types, scale and occupation of "non-traditional" housing in our area.

01/18/2017 - 15:08

“Data is the new oil…” is a phrase often used by those in the industry to describe the vast, valuable and extremely powerful resource available to us. We generate an astronomical amount of data, in fact 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone according to IBM.

12/08/2016 - 15:11

Forecasting pupil rolls can be tricky business but getting it right can be sweet.

10/14/2016 - 17:50

It has been estimated that there were 257 deaths attributable to particulate air pollution in Cambridgeshire in 2010 and that over 5% of Cambridgeshire’s population mortality is attributed to air pollution (based on ambient levels of PM2.5). The percentage in Cambridge is 5.8% which equates to 47 deaths attributable to air pollution (

10/06/2016 - 15:00

What is Hate Crime? A hate crime is one which is “committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation” (1). It covers a wide range of crime types including assault, harassment, and inciting others to commit hate crimes. Following the EU referendum on 23rd June, the Police experienced a 57% increase in national reporting of hate crime to their online reporting site between 23rd and 26th June compared to the same time 4 weeks before (2).

Why do housing partners matter?

Why do housing providers, including housing associations, almshouse trusts and private partners, matter?

Well, in our area they own and manage...

  • more than 46,000 "general needs" flats and houses

  • more than 2,600 "supported" flats and houses for those with specialist housing needs for example, people with disabilities

  • more than 6,700 flats specially for older people

  • more than 4,500 low cost home ownership properties - often shared ownership, though it can vary.

This adds up to housing providers (as they are known) owning and/or managing more than 60,000 properties across Cambridge, East Cambridgeshire, Fenland, Forest Heath, Huntingdonshire, Peterborough, South Cambridgeshire and St Edmundsbury. The map above shows how many providers are active in each of the seven districts in our housing sub-region.

Not only are housing providers involved in getting new, affordable housing built - they also help let the homes to people who need them, and manage the housing once it's in use - organising repairs & maintenance; support to people with specialist needs; care for older residents; advice on money matters, community activities and much more. At the end of each tenancy, when the tenant moves out the housing provider has to prepare for the arrival of the new tenant.

In January 2016 we updated our directory of housing providers, including the number of homes owned and managed of different "types" in each district. You can find the open data here

The data comes from the Homes and Communities Agency here

If you want to find out more, please have a look at our report "Delivering Localism" which gives a flavour of housing provider activity, here

You can also visit the National Housing Federation which is the 'trade body' for housing associations at

We provide a list of local providers and their web addresses here

And finally... for more detailed local infomation about all kinds of housing partners active in our area, please visit our new Guide to Housing Services here