The cost of living crisis is having a huge effect across society, with social housing tenants some of the hardest hit.
Our aim in creating this cost of living briefing series is to provide a succinct, insightful summary of the latest research and statistics alongside resident voice and sector response.
We hope you find these briefings useful to inform your understanding and help inspire innovation across the sector in dealing with the crisis. We will continue to publish cost of living briefing documents as more research, data, and information becomes available.
Our thanks to the organisations who contribute to these briefings, and our partners.
This initial briefing document looks at how the crisis is growing and why, the effects on household bills, how much help the government provides, and evidence of how the crisis affects social tenants.
This briefing follows our first briefing, providing further information on how the cost of living is worsening, CIH’s views on the government’s response, and some of the steps social landlords are taking to help tenants.
This briefing examines the impact of the latest energy price cap announcements and government support package, highlighting the disproportionate impact of the crisis on domestic abuse victims/survivors.
This briefing summarises the latest research and data on the crisis, examining the impact of inflation on benefits and the disproportionate impact of the crisis on disabled people.
This briefing summarises the latest research and data on the crisis, examining the impact on families and children.
This cost of living briefing provides the latest research and data available, highlighting the disproportionate impact of the crisis on black and ethnic minority communities.
This cost of living briefing provides the latest research and data available and examines the disproportionate impact of the crisis on rural communities.
This cost of living briefing provides the latest research and data available and examines the impact of the crisis on older people.
As a member of the End Fuel Poverty Coalition, CIH are part of a broad coalition of anti-poverty, environmental, health and housing campaigners, charities, local authorities, trade unions and consumer organisations.
The End Fuel Poverty Coalition campaigns to influence government and other bodies to take action to end fuel poverty and thereby improve people’s health and quality of life as well as seeking to reduce the cost of living, create jobs and negate carbon emissions in the process.
CIH are a member of End Child Poverty Coalition, a group of over 80 organisations working together with a shared vision of ending child poverty in the UK.
Founded in 2003, the coalition works to inform the public about the causes and effects of child poverty, to forge commitment between and across the public, private and voluntary sectors to end child poverty, and to promote the case for ending child poverty with government.