Can evidence-based healthy housing interventions be put into practice in the UK's private housing sector?

Stewart, Jill ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3031-8082 (2008) Can evidence-based healthy housing interventions be put into practice in the UK's private housing sector? In: 5th Warwick Healthy Housing Conference, 17-19 Mar 2008, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK. .

Abstract

The UK’s public health agenda has encouraged enhanced housing and health interventions. The private housing sector (privately rented and owner occupied) is the favoured and majority UK tenure, but is it seen as a primarily health promoting environment, or a commercial asset?

There has been a growing interest in integrating health and housing policy in recent years. However, housing and public health fall under separate government departments and funding regimes. Partnership working has sought to overcome silo working and encourage evidence-based practice, yet is particularly challenging for interventions in the private housing sector, with an increased emphasis on ‘personal responsibility’ for conditions. Strategic public health frameworks are in place, but barriers remain and there is pressure for organisations to revert to core activities. An accessible, continually updated evidence base specific to private sector housing is recommended, to help estimate health gain arising from interventions to prioritise activities and address inequalities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords (uncontrolled): healthy housing 2008, public health and housing, evidence-based practice, private sector housing
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
Item ID: 21749
Depositing User: Jennifer Basford
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2010 10:34
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 15:02
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21749

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