The impact of housing on health and wellbeing: RPU 123 April 2017 (open access)

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Published: Apr 2017
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Housing – suitable accommodation – is recognised by the Care Act 2014 as a fundamental component of wellbeing, and the general duty of a local authority to promote wellbeing includes specific reference to housing. Papers in this RPU highlight how poor quality, insecure, energy inefficient, and/or high cost housing can have different, but cumulative, impacts on people with vulnerabilities.

Whilst the research underlines how housing can be a difficult area for social workers to tackle, it also offers some practical suggestions.

Aimed at: Frontline practitioners, managers and leaders.

This resource is open access and free to download.

The impact of housing on health and wellbeing: RPU 123 April 2017 (open access)