Online healthy housing resource being developed by CIEH

The CIEH is currently developing an online resource, supported by Public Health England (PHE), to help inform Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) and local authorities on the impact that housing conditions can have on physical and mental wellbeing.  

Poor Housing 

The healthy housing resource will be formally launched on Wednesday 21 October 2015 at the CIEH’s National Conference.

Poor housing costs the NHS a considerable amount of money each year and the online resource highlights the links between housing and health – both physical and mental – and then provides guidance and templates to EHPs and local authorities on how to address these issues.

The online resource also provides details of several case studies, examples of local authorities and partner organisations who have already been adopting best practices to address poor housing issues. Each case study provides a summary of what the problem was, initiatives to tackle the problem and what has been resolved.

Principal Policy Officer for the CIEH, Bob Mayho, has been working closely with the project team to develop the resource and said:

“Environmental Health Practitioners are on the front-line when it comes to inspecting housing conditions in the private sector and it’s through their efforts that we are able to successfully address poor accommodation. 

“The majority of landlords provide good quality accommodation and the resource will not only help prevent poor housing conditions but will also serve as an effective channel for professionals to share best practice amongst each other to ensure that no-one has to live in a property that is detrimental to their physical and mental health.”

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