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Rehousing programmes for older social housing tenants in Hackney

Findings from new research on rehousing programmes for older social renters may help address inner-city housing shortages by offering recommendations on how to improve rehousing experiences and achieve positive outcomes for tenants and communities.

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Community interventions for older adults

The aim of this project is to develop a better understanding about co-located community interventions that focus on the mental health and wellbeing of older adults by exploring what works, for whom, and under what circumstances.

1st October 2020 - 31st March 2022

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Digital food delivery services and household food purchasing behaviours

Food retailing is undergoing a fundamental transformation. Digital on-demand technology is dramatically reshaping food distribution and delivery, making food and prepared meals more accessible and convenient. However, the impact of the increasing use of these services on what foods and beverages people purchase is unknown. This study aims to explore who uses digital food delivery services and the impact on inequalities in food purchasing behaviours.

01 April 2021 - 31 March 2022

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Evaluating the Falls Prevention Programme in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

In Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, the public health and community health teams made it a priority to try to reduce falls amongst older people. They developed a programme that aimed to join up falls prevention approaches through different services across the county. They asked SPHR researchers to help work out what they needed to make this work and to help decide how to measure how well this would work.

01 July 2016 - 31 March 2017

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We’re putting local authority food outlet data on the map – what’s next?

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Downsizing and rehousing schemes - how well do they work for older social housing tenants?

This study will explore how downsizing and regeneration schemes work for older (55+) social housing tenants and how they might be improved.

January 2020 - December 2021

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SPHR Experts appointed as NIHR Senior Investigators

Two experts from the NIHR School for Public Health Research have been appointed as NIHR Senior Investigators.

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Equal England

The aim of the Equal England network is to expand the successful Equal North network of over 550 members to build a national community of academics, researchers, practitioners, and members of the public across England who share a common interest in addressing health and social inequalities.

November 2019 - March 2022

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Understanding barriers and facilitators to implementing regulatory mechanisms to restrict hot food takeaway outlets

This study will identify four local councils in England where the rejection of the new hot food takeaway was recently upheld and four areas where the decision was dismissed. In these case study areas we will analyse the documents applicable to each case and aim to interview at least four people including the business owner, planning inspectorate, planning officer and public health professional.

January 2020 - October 2021

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Improved use of routine data to assess and evaluate food environments

The purpose of this project is to generate a longitudinal dataset of the food environment for use in research and food environment surveillance using data using the Food Standards Agency Food Hygiene Rating System (FHRS) food outlet database, which is available freely online.

June 2019 - May 2020

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