People often ask me what I think the most important housing and health issue is. It’s a hard question to answer – there are multiple and complex stressors – but the issue of secure tenure (or lack of…) and the instability it causes in peoples lives has to be a priority and for so many reasons.
This new research from Shelter explores the issues facing ‘nearly nomadic renters’ and what it really means for people, most particularly those with children.
Let’s not forget that the Marmot Review’s main policy objectives to tackle key health inequalities include giving every child the best start in life; and to enable children, young people and adults to maximise their capabilities and have control over their lives.
Is it really too much to expect that everyone’s house can also be their long term, secure home?