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Fit for the future? A role for health professionals in housing management.

Public Health

Author: Easterlow, D. , Smith, S. J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1997


The institutions of the welfare state have traditionally catered to some health needs through housing interventions. A key strategy has been to award people with health problems and mobility difficulties priority access to council rented homes. Medical rehousing has required input from both housing managers and health professionals, especially public health physicians. This paper draws on a postal survey of health advisers to English housing departments to analyse the form, and consider the future, of this approach to housing for health.

Further Details

Pages: 171-178
Volume: 111
Issue: 3
Accession Number: November, 2010
Keywords: United Kingdom, health, housing
Reads: 152