Security in private renting

This could surely be the best Christmas present for so many renters: The CIEH say that: "19 leading organisations supporting private renters have formed a new Renters Reform Coalition. Made up of national housing charities, campaigners, renters unions, think tanks and (the CIEH), the Coalition is calling on the Government to use the upcoming Renters’ … Continue reading Security in private renting

Short survey: COVID-19: the global Environmental Health experience

Dear colleagues, We have created this survey to inform a special edition of the Routledge ‘Focus on Environmental Health’ series (see here) to document the global environmental health response so far to the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to hear from you wherever in the world you work, in whichever sector and whatever your environmental health … Continue reading Short survey: COVID-19: the global Environmental Health experience

Practical guidance for local authority enforcement officers: read all about it

Two recent publications will be of interest to Environmental Health Officers as well as other local authority enforcement officers. The books, ‘Investigation and Prosecution: practical guidance for local authority enforcement officers’ and ‘Enforcement Notices: practical guidance for local authority enforcement officers’ are written by Julie Barratt,  who is both a Barrister who practised local government … Continue reading Practical guidance for local authority enforcement officers: read all about it

#HousingDay 7th October: The Importance of Home

Did you know that today is #HousingDay, an annual 24-hour social media event designed to celebrate the positive impact of social housing? This year, the theme is: The Importance of Home, highlighting the importance of a safe, secure and affordable place to call home. Housing Day lead Leslie Channon said: “Never has there been more … Continue reading #HousingDay 7th October: The Importance of Home

CIEH summer series webinars, booking now

Please read on for details about the forthcoming CIEH summer series of West of England Environmental Health webinars, shared by Ellis Turner. They are free for everyone😊 and have a range of seakers from practice, EH student research and heritage education. 10:00 – 12:00, 6th August: West of England presents: Perspectives of HHSRS, HMOs, Overcrowding … Continue reading CIEH summer series webinars, booking now

Housing and poverty: determinants of health, present and past

This Inside Housing article confirms the housing and health links that EHPs continue to address in their work, as they have done since the 1840s. Covid-19 housing work is currently an urgent issue: https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/insight/the-housing-pandemic-four-graphs-showing-the-link-between-covid-19-deaths-and-the-housing-crisis-66562?utm_source=Ocean%20Media%20Group&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11575108_IH-THE-FRIDAY-LONG-READ-29-5-2020-GR&dm_i=1HH2,6W3ES,NX6NC2,ROCH0,1 For more on environmental health housing interventions in history, see: 1848-1914 - https://municipaldreams.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/tackling-the-slums-part-1/ 1914-1939 - https://municipaldreams.wordpress.com/2017/07/03/tackling-the-slums-addison-and-the-sanitary-inspectors-part-2-1914-1939/ I am also still looking … Continue reading Housing and poverty: determinants of health, present and past

Journals of a Pandemic: a collective writing project

EHRNet followers may be interested in contributing to the following that our museum colleagues are leading on: We’re documenting the impact of the Covid-19 on our lives. Journals of a Pandemic is a collective writing project to bring together personal impressions and experiences. The focus is on the written word as a means for recording … Continue reading Journals of a Pandemic: a collective writing project