As the Due North: health equity in the North report emphasised, housing in is an important social determinant of health and health inequalities. The aim of this QRM is to bring together practitioners and academics from across public health, housing, and local government to consider how we can work together to create healthier places in the North East.
The event will explore the multi-faceted relationship between housing and health from both a research and practitioner perspective and both nationally and regionally. The event will also showcase existing housing-based initiatives taking place across the North East (such as welfare advice services, fuel poverty support, brief lifestyle interventions, social care services and support for domestic violence victims). Our confirmed keynote speaker is Gillian Leng – the health and housing lead from Public Health England.
This event was jointly organised by Fuse, Public Health England – North East, the Association of Directors of Public Health and the National Housing Federation.