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Section category: Evidence / good practice

Soc&Env: Community Cohesion: Local resident insight

Recent resident insight work as part of the HAPFE consultation and engagement programme in Hackney suggests that overall there is a strong desire to build bridges between newer and more longstanding residents, in order to maintain high levels of community cohesion and encourage community spirit.  When asked “what we could all do differently”, the most …

Soc&Env: Community Cohesion: National guidance

Public Health England (PHE) and the University College (UCL) London Institute of Health Equity have produced guidance on reducing social isolation across the life course, as summarised in Figure 12. Figure 12: Reducing social isolation over the life course  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has also produced guidance on preventing social …

Soc&Env: Transport and travel: Evidence and best practice

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has produced two pieces of guidance that are particularly relevant to the transport system: PH41 – Physical activity: walking and cycling (2012) PH31 – Unintentional injuries on the road: interventions for under 15s (2010). A summary of the main recommendations from this guidance is provided in …

Soc&Env: Evidence and best practice relating to reducing homelessness and associated harms

Housing options and advice are provided by local authorities to address homelessness, but often not until a family or individual has already become homeless.  The charity Shelter advocates for much earlier intervention, identifying those who are vulnerable to the threat of homelessness and then providing a range of preventative measures – from targeted advice and …

Soc&Env: Evidence and best practice relating to housing support for vulnerable tenants

Social landlords do a great deal more than just providing and managing accommodation.  A range of support is commonly offered to address the often significant health and wellbeing needs of their tenants – including jobs and training, learning and skills, as well as support to specifically address health needs and enable people to remain independent …

Soc&Env: Evidence and best practice relating to housing conditions

Targeted investment to reduce and mitigate housing-related hazards plays a key role in addressing associated health harms. The largest recent example of a national scheme to improve conditions in the social rented sector is the Decent Homes programme, which has overseen improvements in over a million homes since 2001. The programme has thus improved the …

Soc&Env: Housing and homelessness: Evidence and best practice

This section highlights evidence and best practice in addressing the health harms of housing, with information framed around the following headings: Improving housing conditions  Improving access to affordable homes Support for vulnerable tenants Reducing homelessness and associated health harms

CYP: Mental Health: Evidence and good practice

Box 3: Local case study: Mental wellbeing in disabled children and young people A was a partially sighted young man who had few social opportunities outside school. He rarely travelled on his own and was not confident in his physical abilities or social skills. Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB) contacted A about attending …