Supporting specific household groups
arc4 has developed its SHMA and HNS products to provide industry leading insights into the needs of particular groups. The company recognised that published data is wholly inadequate to describe the housing support needs of disability client groups, and that household survey data will not reliably reflect the scale and type of housing and services needed to support smaller groups and those with complex needs.
The company has recruited a specialist associate to deliver the quantitative and qualitative information needed for local authorities to understand and provide for local needs and in particular, evidence the need for adopting the optional accessibility standards in planning policy.
Other arc4 consultants have developed interest in skills in private rented sector market segments including HMO, student housing and spare room rentals. Other areas of interest are vulnerable ex-servicemen and women, low income working households and the suitability of low-cost home ownership products.
The company has striven to understand the implications of an ageing population and the impact this will have on housing markets and care and support providers in years to come