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Housing and Health Resource

Abstract

Understanding the inter-relationship between housing, poor health and wellbeing is essential to shape local policy responses that tackle both poor housing conditions/characteristics and health inequalities.  It is vital that local stakeholders commissioning and delivering housing interventions do so with both an eye to the health implications of their proposed actions, as well as the opportunities to tackle poor health outcomes which such initiatives might offer up.  Equally important is that local healthcare and social care commissioners and providers recognise how the home environment and housing circumstances of their patients and customers can determine their health and wellbeing, and the effectiveness of healthcare and social care interventions.

This resource will better equip local decision makers and practitioners to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. It will:

  • Inform a local shared understanding of the relationship between the home environment, physical and mental health and wellbeing, and which part/s of the population may be most at risk.
  • Inform local discussions about the options to address housing issues as a means to improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities.

You can access this resource by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1OUb6jV

Information Type

Website Link

Geographical Level

National

Population Level

All

Source

Public Health England

Keywords

Housing, Health, Public Health, Emotional Wellbeing,

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