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Soc&Env: Housing and homelessness: Challenges and opportunities

Housing affordability and availability will continue to pose significant local challenges for the foreseeable future in Hackney and the City, driven largely by regional, national and international influences beyond local control.  However, there are significant opportunities for health and housing professionals to work closer together to improve outcomes for local residents. Staff working across the …

Soc&Env: Local services and support for reducing homelessness and associated harms

Independent advice for tenants is available from a number of local charities, most notably Shelter, whose Hackney Family Service supports families who are at risk of homelessness and deal with other housing issues as well. The charity offers free, expert housing advice on a range of topics, and works with specialist services to tackle recurring …

Soc&Env: Local services and support for vulnerable tenants

Many local social landlords, including Hackney Housing, provide a range of interventions that promote wellbeing, social participation and financial inclusion for their tenants. The Hackney Financial Inclusion Steering Group brings together the council, Citizens Advice East End and most of the large housing associations in the borough including Hackney Housing. The main collaborative financial inclusion …

Soc&Env: Local services and support relating to housing conditions

For those living in council-owned properties, Hackney Housing provides a range of services to maintain and improve the condition of homes in the borough. This includes a repairs service, which is responsible for the structure and outside of the property, systems in the property for supplying water, gas, electricity and sanitation, and heating. Similar services …

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: Housing and homelessness: Comparisons with other areas and over time

This section describes trends over time in the four broad categories of housing-related ‘drivers’ of health and compares the local situation with other similar areas, London and England (where data are available). The following section is framed around the following headings: Housing conditions Affordability and availability Housing tenure Homelessness   

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 …