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Tackling Housing for Health: Improving child & family health outcomes through local housing interventions

Date Posted: 03/01/2018 14:36:33

The link between poor housing and poor health is well evidenced. Housing problems, whether insecurity of tenure, unsuitable temporary accommodation or damp overcrowded and unsafe homes have considerable long term impacts upon children and families.

Local authorities are developing a range of interventions including through their health and wellbeing strategies. Voluntary and community sector organisations are also delivering a variety of programmes to improve tenant voice and support to improve standards in the private rented sector. 

This seminar brings together London policy-makers and practitioners to discuss local and regional interventions around housing which improve child health and wellbeing outcomes, so that every child can have the best start in life.

Speakers included: .

  • Professor David Ormandy, Visiting Academic, Warwick Medical School
  • Pat Hayes, Managing Director, Be First
  • Ross Harvey, Service Manager, Shelter
  • Jonathan Rosenberg, Chair WECH

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