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Soc&Env: Comparisons in homelessness with other areas and over time

Statutory homelessness is a growing problem across the country, but has been felt most severely in London. Figure 20 shows that Hackney has the highest rate of households in temporary accommodation of all its statistical peers and is significantly higher than the London average. This trend over time shows the rate has increased from 14 …

Soc&Env: Comparisons in housing tenure with other areas and over time

Figure 17, Figure 18 and Figure 19 highlight Hackney and the City’s distinctive tenure patterns alluded to in the Local Data section relating to Housing Tenure. Hackney has a much smaller owner-occupied sector and the second largest social rented sectors in London. The private rented sector is one of the smallest among Hackney’s statistical ’peers’, …

Soc&Env: Comparisons in housing conditions with other areas and over time

As mentioned previously, households in Hackney experience some of the highest levels of overcrowding in the country, and the City is also adversely affected (see the Local Data section on Housing Conditions). A good source of comparison data for other health risks associated with housing conditions is the Public Health Outcomes Framework.  This provides comparable …

Soc&Env: Local inequalities data on housing by location

Figure 8 shows that, on the whole, housing deprivation is relatively evenly spread throughout Hackney, but with relatively lower levels in some parts of the north and west of the borough (around De Beauvoir and Stoke Newington), demonstrating localised inequalities relating to housing.  In the 2014 Hackney housing needs survey, however, residents in north east …

Soc&Env: Local inequalities data on housing for vulnerable groups

Among rough sleepers, it is worth noting that 10 of those identified in Hackney in 2015/16 had been in the armed forces, six had been in care and 46 had been in prison (although this may not have been immediately prior to rough sleeping). For the City over the same period, 23 rough sleepers had …

Soc&Env: Local inequalities data on housing by ethnicity

The 2011 Census found that owner occupation is most common among White British and White Other households in Hackney, while Black ethnic groups are the least likely to be owner occupiers and most likely to be living in social housing (Figure 6). In the City, White Other and Asian residents are the most likely to …

Soc&Env: Local inequalities data on housing by gender and sexuality

As mentioned previously, the stress and anxiety associated with struggles to meet high housing costs tend to accumulate over time, typically affecting men more than women. In 2015/16, four in five rough sleepers (84%) identified by CHAIN data in Hackney were male and 16% were female.  In the City in 2014/15, again most rough sleepers …

Soc&Env: Local inequalities data on housing by age and family composition

Many housing-related health harms are particularly damaging for the youngest and oldest age groups. For example: vulnerable older people and young children are at particular risk of harm from cold homes children are more likely to live in overcrowded housing compared with working age adults and pensioners – with lasting impacts on their social, mental …

Soc&Env: Housing and homelessness: Inequalities

Housing is an important cause and consequence of health inequalities.  This section describes inequalities relevant to housing and health framed around the following headings: Age and family composition Gender and sexuality Ethnicity Socio-economic status Other vulnerable groups Location