TSRC is conducting research on a number of dimensions of third sector housing, including:
We also work with a number of other organisations to inform housing policy and practice:
Initial scoping papers
These scoping papers provide an overview of the role played by third sector organisations with regard to housing in each of the sub-sectors above. They explore what third sector housing is becoming, the implications of and for policy, and set an agenda for further research.
While these sub-sectors are to some extent overlapping, each presents a distinctive set of issues. They may be regarded as windows through which the diversity of the third sector can be seen. The papers explore:
the historical development of the sub-sectors
the numbers and types of organisations and typical activities
the definitions used to define the sub-fields, and to establish boundaries with related fields
the understandings of key actors within these fields
the extent to which there is a common sense of ‘third sector identity’, and the components of this identity
the existence of umbrella organisations and ‘field leaders’, and their external dependencies.
Read an overview of the Briefing paper 10 (PDF, 145KB) scoping papers.