Housing resources

Housing and health open access resources

From March 2014 we are developing this page to consolidate useful open access housing resources and would welcome any further suggestions and additions.

General housing resource and evidence websites

Building and Social Housing Foundation

Building Research Establishment Costs of Poor Housing in Wales

Centre for Social Justice

English House Condition Survey (ongoing) (scroll down for reports)

GOV.UK and Public Health England Housing for Health

Howden-Chapman (2004) housing Standards: A glossary of housing and health

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

King’s Fund Conference, 21 October 2015, Bringing Together Housing and Public Health (all sessions)

Housing and Health NHS Alliance

Housing and Health Resources

Housing Heath and Safety Rating System – general publications

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – NICE Evidence Search

National Housing Federation Health Partnership Hub

Race Equality Foundation – Better housing

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, University of Wisconsin (Housing and Health)

Sheffield Hallam University Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) (Housing)

SITRA housing with health, care and support consultancy

Social and Public Health Service Unit (SPHSU) Systematic Review of Housing Improvement and Health  (Thomson et al, updates)

UK Healthy Cities Network

University of Birmingham Housing and Communities Research Group

University of Birmingham (2016) Good Housing Better Health: the academic-practitioner partnership

University of Warwick Safe and Healthy Housing Unit

University of York Centre for Housing Policy

Systematic Reviews and similar

Glasgow Centre for Population Health (2013) The Built Environment: A Evidence Review

SPSHU Systematic Reviews of Housing Improvement and Health (from 2001) – see also above

Thomson, H., Thomas, S., Sellstrom, E. and Petticrew, (2013) Housing Improvements for Health and Associated Socio-economic Outcomes: A Systematic Review, Social Welfare 9 (2), The Campbell Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews

Fuel poverty and affordable warmth

English House Condition Survey (ongoing) (scroll down for reports on conditions and energy efficiency)

DECC and NEA (2015) Catalogue of health-related fuel poverty schemes

DECC (2015) £1 million warmth-on-prescription fund (including hospital discharge pilots) 

Gentoo Group ongoing work into ‘Boilers on Prescription’

Healthy Places (November 2015) Healthy Housing: Fuel Poverty & Health Toolkit Update.

Islington’s SHINE – Ashden Fuel Poverty Award

National Institute for Health Research (2017) The Health Impacts of Structural Energy Performance Investments in Wales: An Evaluation of the Arbed Programme

Unison (2014) Warm Homes into the Future: Meeting the UK’s Energy Challenge

UK Health Forum, DECC,  PHE, FPH and FoE (2014) Fuel Poverty: how to improve health and well being through action on affordable warmth

Walker R, Thomson H, Liddell C (2013) Fuel Poverty 1991-2012: Commemorating 21 years of action, policy and research, University of Ulster and University of York

Pro-Housing Alliance (2012) Poor Homes, Poor Health – to Heat or to Eat? Private sector tenants choices in 2012. An exploratory study of the health impacts of welfare reform on tenants living in the private rented sector

Fire Safety

Fire Statistics England

Fire Safety for students in rented accommodation

Inside Housing ‘Safe as Houses’ campaign

LACORS Fire Safety Guidance

West Midlands Fire Safety – health work

Also check data kept by local Fire Authority in area of interest

Disability and housing adaptations

Aspire (2016) Examining lives in adapted and unadapted homes (spinal cord injury)

Care and Repair (2016) Innovation in Home Adaptations – a fresh chance

Foundations – the Collaborative Home Improvement Agency (HIA)

Older people and housing

Age Exchange (Blackheath) – reminiscence therapy

LGA and Sitra (2015) A home is much more than a house: Integrated approaches for the housing, health and care needs of vulnerable adults

Campaign to end loneliness

Care and Repair England

Care and Repair Cymru – healthy homes, healthy lives

Care and Repair – Off the Radar: housing disrepair and health impact in later life

Claremont Project (Islington) includes film on combatting loneliness

Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling

DCLG (2016) English housing survey: housing for older people report 2015-2015

Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) homepage

Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) housing and health pages

Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) resource library

Housing Learning and Improvement Network (2016) Practice Briefing: End of Life Care: Helping people to be cared for and die at home

Housing Learning and Improvement Network (2016) Practice Briefing: Active Ageing and the Built Environment

Blood I (2013) Integrating housing with care for older people, Journal of Integrated Care, 21 (4) 178 – 187

Children and housing (including overcrowding)

Children’s Commissioner Review (2014) Interventions for low-income families

Harker L (2006) Chance of  Lifetime: the impact of bad housing on children’s lives, Shelter

Peter Ambrose (2010) Overcrowding in Wandsworth 

Housing and mental health

Centre for Mental Health (see housing reports)

Private rented housing

Barrett et al (University of Essex and Tendring DC) (2012) Understanding the relationship between mental health and bedsits in a seaside town

Battersby, S (2015) The challenge of tackling unsafe and unhealthy housing: Report of a survey of local authorities for Karen Buck MP

Crisis and Shelter (2014) A Roof Over My Head Sustain: A longitudinal study of housing outcomes and wellbeing in private rented accommodation (final report)

EHN-Online (2015) Films on living in London’s privately rented sector

Generation Rent

London Borough of Newham (2014) Private Rented Property Licencing in Newham: successes of the scheme

London Property Licencing – continually updated resource with lots of information on PRS, including HMOs

Shelter (2016) Briefing: the need for stable renting in England

Barratt C and Green G (2017) Making an HMO a Home

Promoting housing to health

Sitra and NHE Alliance (2015) Housing: Just what the doctor ordered

Housing LIN and CIH Developing your local housing offer for health and care: targeting outcomes (powerpoint presentation)

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support joint action on improving health through the home

Tunstall and CIH (2013) Delivering housing, health and care outcomes: final report from the CIH/Tunstall summits

Stewart J (for CIEH) (2013) Effective Strategies and Interventions: environmental health and the private housing sector

BRE and CIEH (2008) Good housing leads to good health: a toolkit for environmental health practitioners

Project and programme assessment and evaluation

Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Website (WHIASU)

US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, (2011) Introduction to Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs: A self-study guide

Gilbertson J, Green G and Ormandy D (2006) Sheffield Decent Homes Health Impact Assessment, SHU

Petticrew M et al (2009) The SHARP study: a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the short-term outcomes of housing and neighbourhood renewal, BMS Public Health (open access)

Birmingham Health and Wellbeing Summit (undated) Housing and Public Health – Towards a Health Impact Assessment

Miscellaneous

Stewart J et al (2013) Housing, Health, Safety and Wellbeing (EHRNet Occasional Paper)

Pro-Housing Alliance (2011) Housing Crisis in London 

Planning and designing healthier living environments

Design Council (2014) Active by Design guide: Designing places for healthier lives

House of Lords Select Committee (2016) Building Better Places

Open Access Journals and similar

Environmental Health News – 10 things you should know about housing and health

The Guardian – Beveridge Revisited August 2014

Journal of Environmental Health Research

Journal of Integrated Care – housing special edition

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