West Housing Market Area Partnership
Working in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin
 

Useful websites

The following are a list of useful websites relating to housing information

 

Council websites

Herefordshire Council: www.herefordshire.gov.uk

Shropshire Council: www.shropshire.gov.uk

Shropshire Council housing page: www.shropshire.gov.uk/housing.nsf

Telford & Wrekin Council: www.telford.gov.uk

Marches Local Enterprise Partnership website

www.marcheslep.org.uk

Housing related websites

www.communities.gov.uk/housing/
Essentially the main Government website on all things housing

http://www.communities.gov.uk/housing/housingresearch/housingstatistics/

Link to Communities and Local Government Statistics site (including the Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix)

www.audit-commission.gov.uk
Inspection criteria and reports and good practice

Audit commission housing markets tool.  A wealth of information about the local area and housing market. It also allows comparisons with other areas and for graphs to be produced.

www.cih.org.
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is the professional body for people involved in housing and communities. Details of training activities, research documents and much more

http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/

National statistics website providing data about the local area

http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=11901555

The IDeA's web resource for housing information

www.bura.org.uk
The British Urban Regeneration Association, (BURA), facilitates the exchange of ideas, experience and solutions within regeneration. Includes a network for Seaside authorities

www.lacors.gov.uk

A comprehensive information resource on all issues linked to private sector housing. All councils have free access to the website and can obtain a username and password by emailing housing@lacors.gov.uk.

http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk

HCA website with information on all aspects of investment in housing and affordable housing.

http://www.ruralaffordablehousing.org.uk/home.html

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) Rural Housing Information Centre - a new website (launched in July 2010) for practitioners, stakeholders and all those involved in planning for and enabling rural affordable housing.

http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/

Inside Housing magazine

www.landregistry.gov.uk

Land registry - information on house prices and land ownership

http://www.dataspring.org.uk/

Information on Housing Stock

https://rsr.tenantservicesauthority.org/

Link to Regulatory and Statistical Return data: https://rsr.tenantservicesauthority.org/News/NewsStory/19

(This provides detailed information on RSL stock in each Local Authority)

www.shropshire.gov.uk

Shropshire Council website

www.herefordshire.gov.uk

Herefordshire Council website

http://www.shropshire.nhs.uk/

Shropshire PCT website

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/

Rightmove homebuying website

http://www.upmystreet.com/

Information about the local area

http://www.wmlga.gov.uk/

West Midlands Councils

http://www.2shrop.net/shropshirepartnership

Shropshire Partnership. 

The Shropshire Partnership is a strategic partnership involving councils, regional, public and local agencies, the voluntary and community sector, business, young people and equality and diversity communities. Partners work together to meet local needs and improve the quality of life in Shropshire. The Shropshire Partnership is also sometimes referred to as the Local Strategic Partnership (LSP).

http://www.sitra.org.uk/

Sitra is a centre dedicated to raising standards in supported housing. The site includes all the latest information relevant to supported housing plus an information-sharing service and updates about training and consultancy.

http://www.housing.org.uk/

The trade body for housing associations, got in early to secure the most sought after website address in the housing sector. Its site includes details about the federation's latest conferences and publications.

http://www.hqnetwork.org.uk/

This is a web-based not-for-profit scheme aimed at improving performance in the housing sector. Updated daily, it has links to the latest best value housing inspectorate reports and details of several councils' performance plans.

http://england.shelter.org.uk/

Shelter homelessness and housing charity

http://www.dhcarenetworks.org.uk/IndependentLivingChoices/Housing/?

The Housing Learning & Improvement Network (LIN) is the national network for promoting new ideas and supporting change in the delivery of housing, care and support services for older and vulnerable adults, including people with disabilities and long term conditions.

http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/

Statistical information on local areas

http://www.wmro.org/standardTemplate.aspx/Home/OurResearch

West Midlands Regional Observatory