Tags: housing

  • Housing standards enforcement and Renters Reform

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/blogs/housing-standards-enforcement-and-renters-reform

    In this blog, Catherine Rennie and Lisa Whiting discuss why housing enforcement must be addressed through the Renters (Reform) Bill. We launched our Community manifesto for health justice in December,…

  • New funding to address ill health caused by housing conditions.

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/press-releases/new-funding-to-address-ill-health-caused-by-housing-conditions

    5 . Quotes from all funded organisations ACORN Joe Kiggins, Development Officer at ACORN, said: Being part of the Homes for Health programme will help us continue our work fighting…

  • Food and housing: broken systems

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/blogs/housing-and-food-broken-systems

    In this blog, the Trust's Media and Communications Officer Bradford Watson discusses the links between two essential building blocks of health: food and our homes. This week, Citizens Advice reported…

  • Insecure housing must be changed to improve health

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/blogs/insecure-housing-must-be-changed-to-improve-health

    People's Health Trust's Media and Communications Officer Bradford Watson looks at the insecurity of housing, how the housing system affects health and why it needs to change. Between 2022 to…

  • Addressing the housing crisis in Lozells

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/blogs/addressing-the-housing-crisis-in-lozells

    Shale Ahmed, project leader of the Local Conversation in Lozells in Birmingham, talks about the problems facing social and private renters and how his organisation is supporting them to improve…

  • How the Renters (Reform) Bill could reduce health inequalities

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/blogs/how-the-renters-reform-bill-could-reduce-health-inequalities

    New standards that will protect tenant’s health In the A Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper, the Government committed to extending the Decent Homes Standard to the private rented sector.…

  • Government introduces proposed reforms to England’s rented homes

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/government-introduces-proposed-reforms-to-englands-rented-housing

    The government has set out new legislation which aims to provide more protection for England’s 11 million private rented tenants and improve the standards of rental accommodation across the country.…

  • Awaab's Law recognises the essential link between homes and health but it must not stop here

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/blogs/awaabs-law-recognises-the-essential-link-between-homes-and-health-but-it-must-not-stop-here

    In this blog Lisa Whiting looks at what Awaab's Law means for social housing regulations, and what more needs to be done to ensure that tenants in social and private…

  • Health inequalities in Scotland increased over the past decade

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/health-inequalities-in-scotland-increased-over-the-past-decade

    A new report charting the health of people in Scotland over 20 years finds that life expectancy is in reverse while children and disadvantaged communities are worse off. In the…

  • Rising costs driving worse living standards

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/rising-costs-driving-worse-living-standards

    Rising inflation and stagnant pay caused a further reduction in living standards in 2022 which will worsen in the coming years, according to new research. The Resolution Foundation’s annual living…

  • A conversation with CAHN: Meeting the health needs of Caribbean and African communities

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/a-conversation-with-cahn-meeting-the-needs-of-african-and-caribbean-communities

    Black and minoritised ethnic communities who live in low income households face the worst health prospects in Great Britain, with lower life expectancy and higher rates of long term illness…

  • Tenants Voice - Shieldfield

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/acorn-newcastle

    Rising rents, falling wages and unstable local economies all contribute to housing difficulties which lead to both short and long-term health issues. 8.5 million renters experience stress or anxiety and…

  • Discrimination is bad for your health says People’s Health Trust

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/discrimination-is-bad-for-your-health-says-peoples-health-trust

    People’s Health Trust exists to improve health in the communities that face the greatest health inequalities. Today it launches its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) statement and plan. These reflect…

  • Housing

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/health-inequalities/what-makes-us-healthy/housing

    To read more on research on homes and health, click the links below. Fuel Poverty, Cold Homes and Health Inequalities in the UK. A report by the Institute of Health…

  • Lessons from a decade

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/lessons-from-a-decade

    Over the past decade, the Trust has learnt a huge amount about the importance of supporting neighbourhoods experiencing the highest levels of disadvantage. Communities have worked to develop their skills,…

  • Annual Review 2021 - A decade of funding

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/annual-review-2021-a-decade-of-funding

    During these ten years over £121 million has been raised, over 3,200 projects have been reached and over 600,000 people have been supported. Our Annual Review showcases some of these…

  • What makes us healthy?

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/what-makes-us-healthy

    People’s Health Trust has created a series of infographics exploring what makes us healthy. The infographics look at the importance of the social determinants of health as factors in our…

  • ACORN: The union supporting renters in Newcastle

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/acorn-the-union-supporting-renters-in-newcastle

    The Association of Community Organisation for Reform Now (ACORN) which is funded through People’s Health Trust using money raised by Health Lottery North East and Cumbria, act as a voice…

  • Policy makers must acknowledge and act on Civil Society report on race

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/policy-makers-must-acknowledge-and-act-on-civil-society-report-on-race

    The Civil Society report on the state of race and racism in England should serve as an urgent wake up call to policy makers. The prevalence of racism and discrimination…

  • Health Foundation COVID Impact Inquiry

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/health-foundation-covid-impact-inquiry

    The Health Foundation’s new inquiry, published on 6 July reveal working age adults in England’s most disadvantaged areas were almost four times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those…

  • Traveller communities at risk under Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/traveller-communities-at-risk-under-police-crime-sentencing-and-courts-bill

    In March this year, the Government outlined plans to make trespassing with the intent to reside a criminal offence as part of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) Bill.…

  • ONS Health Index Consultation

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/ons-health-index-consultation-now-open

    In December, Office of National Statistics (ONS) published a new health index for England, and opened a consultation for feedback. The index was first proposed in December 2018 by the…

  • UK COVID-19 death toll and health inequalities

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/uk-covid-19-death-toll-and-health-inequalities

    The UK has now passed a horrifying marker of the pandemic: 100,000 deaths. Every life lost has a truly devastating impact on the surrounding community and, over the past year,…

  • The End of ‘No DSS’ discrimination

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/the-end-of-no-dss-discrimination

    Housing is an important social determinant of health, affecting the quality, and even the length, of our lives. Housing issues often lead to people feeling powerless and isolated. Costs and…

  • Pride Month 2020

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/pride-month-2020

    This Pride Month we cannot be physically together marching in the streets - celebrating LGBTQ+ people and protesting ongoing inequalities. However we still wanted to take this time highlight…

  • Marmot Review: 10 Years On

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/marmot-review-10-years-on

    Published in 2010, The Marmot Review was a landmark study of health inequalities in England. The report stated unequivocally that the fundamental causes of health inequalities were political (unequal policies…

  • A collaborative resolution to build a healthier society

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/a-collaborative-resolution-to-build-a-healthier-society

    In this piece, we hear from Cathy Irving, Director of Communications at the Health Foundation, about their new Collaboration for Wellbeing and Health.“Looking back over January, it struck me that…

  • Environmental change

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/environmental-change

    “Having a good environment is about hope, it encourages good feelings and positivity - and this is a key starting point." The quality of the local environment is an issue…