As leaders in housing and public health, many local authorities are considering how they can mitigate the impact of poor accommodation in children’s health, particularly given challenges in housing supply in some areas. NCB has identified examples of relevant policies and interventions through a survey, a review of literature from key organisations, and selected local authorities’ homelessness prevention strategies. In publicising them, NCB aims to support local authorities by stimulating ideas for local practice that can to promote and protect children and young people’s health.
These examples have been identified through three routes: A call for practice examples; Review of literature from organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Housing and Sitra and; reviewing the published homelessness prevention strategies of local authorities with high rates of temporary accommodation use. For more information about the relationship between housing and the health of young children see NCB’s Policy and Evidence Briefing.