The Rural Bulletin 24th May 2022
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In advance of Rural Housing Week in early July we invite our members to join us at our Rural Affordable Housing Seminar.
The seminar will be held between 11:00-1:00 on Wednesday, 29th June 2022 online via Zoom.
We will also aim to discuss our Revitalising Rural campaign and our specific chapter on Availability of Rural Affordable Housing and related policy asks of the Government.
This event is free to attend to all members and you can book your place by visiting this link
Housing Insights on the RSN website has now been updated with an analysis examining statutory homelessness figures for a chosen local authority. It gives details on total initial assessments, households assessed as threatened with homelessness, households assessed as homeless, and households assessed as not homeless nor threatened with homelessness, all presented per 1,000 households in the area. Comparisons are given to the averages for the class of authority selected and the rural classifications. The analysis uses source data from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and covers the period April 2019 to December 2021.
The analysis presents the picture of a relatively stable homelessness situation across England and for Predominantly Rural local authority areas as a whole. However hidden homelessness in rural communities is a real issue that is not currently expressed through official statistics. An interim research report commissioned by a rural housing task force is due to be published in early Summer 2022 - https://rsnonline.org.uk/rural-homelessness-focus-of-new-study
In Hinterland this time, a bevvy of stories about rural connectivity, a really interesting explanation of why job demand is booming in rural areas, some real lived experience around the explosion in the cost of living and a highly fashionable Cornish pub. Read on...
Rural Lens Review of the Queen's Speech 2022
On Tuesday last week Prince Charles outlined the Government's priorities for the year ahead by delivering the Queen's Speech. In response the RSN has conducted a Rural Lens Review of the Speech, identifying the following proposed bills of relevance to rural areas.
Looking for funding for your local project or community group? Read the latest edition of the Funding Digest here
Read the latest Government Consultations that may be relevant to rural communities here
Member Insights is the place to discover the statistics that define communities within our membershipVisit the Members Insights here
Find out about our campaign for fairer funding for rural areas here
This includes our work on the Local Government Finance Settlement
Posted: Wed, 25 May 2022 11:01 by Helen Denton-Stacey