This project assessed whether the Housing+ programme in Sheffield had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of tenants.
April 2016 - March 2018
Evaluating the impact of current changes in the role of social housing providers on inequalities in mental health and wellbeing for residents and communities
Research Team: Dr Lindsay Blank, Professor Elizabeth Goyder, Eleanor Holding, Dr Hannah Jordan, Helen Buckley Woods, Professor David Robinson, Professor Clare Bambra, Dr Monique Lhussier, Dr Matt Egan, Dr Elizabeth McGill, Dr Louise Lafortune & Dr Stefanie Buckner
Who's involved: University of Sheffield, Fuse, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & University of Cambridge
April 2018 - March 2019
Housing can effect an individuals health throughout their lifetime. The impact of of poor, inadequate or insecure housing on mental health and wellbeing is as important as the impact on physical health, although the evidence base is less well developed.
The aim of this project is to build on both the understanding of current policy developments in social housing provision and the evaluation approaches being developed for the SPHR-funded evaluation of Housing+ in Sheffield.
This work aims to explore in more detail how current changes to the role of housing officers working at social housing providers has affected the health and wellbeing of residents, local communities and on other local services.
As part of this project, researchers will develop an evaluation framework, and a research proposal for a multi-site evaluation of one or more specific changes to social housing programme delivery. Researchers will explore what impact the change in a housing officer’s role has had on inequalities in mental health and wellbeing.
The project will support the further development of existing national and local collaboration with SPHR and local authority partners, as well as with social housing providers and their tenants, in order to progress the evidence base for addressing health inequalities through housing policy and service provision.