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Since 2011, we’ve been redefining the role of social housing.

Against a backdrop of significant changes within the sector, and the advent of cuts that are affecting many of our residents, we wanted to understand our future direction.

Changing Focus (August 2016)

Changing Focus is our research report on transforming our approach to resident involvement, ensuring it is one based on evidence and the voice of our customers. Over the past year, we conducted four strands of research to define this new approach with over 1,300 residents participating.

Health Begins At Home (February 2016)

Health Begins at Home is our final health report for the three-year research project we ran in conjunction with the London School of Economics. The study was the first in the social housing sector to use a randomised control trial (RCT) to test the effectiveness of two interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of a group of our general needs residents aged over 50.

The Future Housing Needs of London (July 2015)

The Future Housing Needs of London is a research report that examines which groups are likely to be worst affected by the continuing undersupply of housing in London to enable housing associations and others to take informed decisions about where they might best allocate their resources.

Changing Places (June 2015)

Changing Places is our research report that considers our current models of resident involvement and engagement, and our approach as a sector in helping residents to get the most out of their communities.

How To Take Control (June 2015)

How To Take control is the first guide for housing research into health, based on our experience of running a randomised control trial into a new service model to improve the health and wellbeing of our older residents.

London Calling (October 2014)

London Calling is Family Mosaic’s proposed housing strategy for the capital in response to its housing crisis following our consultation of housing professionals, academics and leading London housing experts.

Missing The Mark (May 2014)

Missing The Mark explores how we can measure the success of our relationship with residents in a way that is more rounded and relevant to the role we believe social housing should play in promoting the health, wealth and wellbeing of our residents.

Employment Boot Camp (January 2014)

The Employment Boot Camp is Family Mosaic’s new and innovative approach that aims to challenge, inspire and motivate, with the ultimate aim of supporting people into employment.

Health Begins at Home (November 2013)

Health Begins at Home is our interim report that explains some of the ways in which, in a short space of time, we have already had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our tenants.

A Crisis In Need Of A Strategy (November 2013)

A Crisis In Need Of A Strategy captures the view of academics, professionals and board members on what they would like to see in a good housing strategy.

Reasons To Be Cheerful (September 2013)

Reasons To Be Cheerful shows our progress supporting 1,000 people into work in three years – as well as some of the lessons that have been learned along the way.

Making The Move (April 2013)

Making The Move is our research report that looks at how we can create a new model for shared ownership – through a new product called ‘social homebuy plus’.

A Picture Of Health (October 2012)

Social housing has always played an important role in the health of our residents: traditionally, this has been limited to the physical improvements we make to their homes. We also play another role, one that we believe could be expanded: actively supporting our residents to improve their health and wellbeing.

The Great Debate (December 2011)

The Great Debate report is based on the responses from sector professionals, tenants and other housing specialists to an online survey we launched in June 2011. We invited people to choose four potential models for social housing. The responses?

Changing Direction (October 2011)

The ending of lifetime tenancies signals a change from an alleged dependency culture to a helping hands approach. But what does this mean for our tenants? And how should we respond?

Let Me Choose (June 2011)

Let Me Choose focuses on our care and support services, focusing on the seven personalisation pilots we developed – and the impact they’re having on everything we do.

Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre (February 2011)

Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre examines the impact of the introduction of affordable or market rents for us and for our residents.

No Going Back (December 2010)

No Going Back looks at the risk facing present-day care and support services of slipping back into the institutionalised practice so common in the past, and suggests ways of guarding against it.

Improving health, wealth and wellbeing through housing

Improving health, wealth and wellbeing through housing

Improving health, wealth and wellbeing through housing