This work aims to explore how current changes to the role of housing officers at social housing providers has affected the health and wellbeing of residents, local communities and on other local services.
April 2018 - March 2019
July 2017 - June 2018
The North of England has persistently had poorer health than the rest of England and the gap has continued to widen over four decades and under five governments.
This project expands the existing ‘Equal North’ network developed by the Northern members of SPHR (Fuse; LiLaC; University of Sheffield) and Public Health England (PHE) North. The network brings together over 400 academics and public health stakeholders across the North.
The project will support Public Health England North in taking forward and delivering on the research implications of the 2014 PHE commissioned ‘Due North’ report into health inequalities and the North South health divide.
This will be done by preparing collaborative grant application; strengthening the Equal North network by expanding the membership amongst local authorities, the voluntary sector and clinical commissioning groups and working with PHE North to develop their health inequalities strategy.
The research will also support knowledge exchange amongst local policy and practice.