Housing and health in Kent (What have we learned from the Kent and Medway health and lifestyle survey?)

Palmer, Ann P. (2004) Housing and health in Kent (What have we learned from the Kent and Medway health and lifestyle survey?). Centre for Health Services Studies, 17 pp. (Full text available)

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Abstract

The Regional Director of Public Health in his report says that access to affordable housing in the South east is more expensive both to buy and to rent; public sector rented housing is also expensive compared to the national picture, although Medway was the cheapest in the local authority in the South East in the first quarter of 2002 (Land Registry). There is a large volume of evidence which links where you live to your health (Black Report, The Health divide, Townshend etc) but much there is less publicised around how how housing affects health. There are many factors which are inextrictably linked to the kind of housing people occupy, which also affects their health, for example income, employment. lifestyle. There is some evidence about home safety and health e.g. falls; many of the problems of poor safety and risk are commonly associated with sleeping rough and homelessness, and many homeless families are housed in temporary accommodation.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Uncontrolled keywords: health, poverty, homelessness, affordable housing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2008 10:49
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 14:15
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/6842 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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