Dr Steve Rolfe

Housing Studies 4S26 Colin Bell Building, University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

About me

Having worked in a variety of community development and engagement roles in local government over 15 years, I returned to academia in 2012. I completed my PhD (at the University of Glasgow) at the end of 2015, examining the impacts of community participation policy and practice in Scotland and England.

I am now working on a project called Housing through Social Enterprise, exploring the health impacts of social enterprise in the housing sector, which is part of the broader Commonhealth programme. The project aims to follow cohorts of tenants using three different routes away from homelessness - Homes for Good, which is a social enterprise letting agency and landlord, working to improve access for vulnerable households to the private rented sector; Y People's Rent Deposit Schemes, which also enable people to access the private rented sector by providing a deposit guarantee; and NG Homes, a large commnity-based housing association which also delivers a range of regeneration activities.

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