Bolton Housing Stock Modelling: Hazards and Disrepair. An analysis of data from the Bolton Housing Stock Modelling by Acorn types | Boltons Health Matters
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Bolton Housing Stock Modelling: Hazards and Disrepair. An analysis of data from the Bolton Housing Stock Modelling by Acorn types

Abstract

The housing stock model included the presence of a serious hazard under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) and two specific hazards: excess cold and falls. The presence of disrepair was also included.

The Acorn groups most at risk of living in a property with multiple issues, including a serious hazard, a falls hazard, or disrepair are ‘4.L Modest means’ and ‘5.O Young hardship’. The group ‘5.O Young hardship’ is also at risk of an excess cold hazard. They tend to be younger people living in small terraced houses with modest incomes. They may need some support to make improvements to properties, or encourage their private landlords to do so.

Overall, people living in properties with an excess cold hazard tend to be more affluent and with significant savings, with which they may be able to make improvements.

The more deprived group ‘4.N Poorer Pensioners’ are also likely to live in a property with an excess cold hazard. The number of households is smaller, but older people are the group most likely to suffer harm from excess cold.

 

Information Type

Report

Geographical Level

Bolton

Population Level

All

Source

Public Health Intelligence Team, Bolton Council

Keywords

Housing, ACORN, Demographics, Profiling, Public Health, Winter Warmth, Fuel Poverty, Housing Quality, Accident Prevention

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