The following are a list of useful websites relating to housing information
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
Housing related websites
Essentially the main Government website on all things housing
Link to Communities and Local Government Statistics site (including the Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix)
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.
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
National statistics website providing data about the local area
The IDeA's web resource for housing information
The British Urban Regeneration Association, (BURA), facilitates the exchange of ideas, experience and solutions within regeneration. Includes a network for Seaside authorities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HCA website with information on all aspects of investment in housing and affordable housing.
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.
Inside Housing magazine
Land registry - information on house prices and land ownership
Information on Housing Stock
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)
Shropshire Council website
Herefordshire Council website
Shropshire PCT website
Rightmove homebuying website
Information about the local area
West Midlands Councils
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).
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.
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.
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.
Shelter homelessness and housing charity
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.
Statistical information on local areas
West Midlands Regional Observatory