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Health begins at home: the housing-health interface for older people.

Author: Harrison, L., Heywood, F.
Type: Report
Year: 2000


Housing issues are of fundamental importance to the health and independence of older people. Previous research projects exploring the views of older people living in their own homes have revealed their needs for housing services. However, this analysis of community care plans and Director of Public Health reports in three health regions found they made little provision for such services. The plans reviewed were from the year 1996/7; this was before the advent of Primary Care Groups but at a time when, in some of the areas studied, GPs were already administering 30 per cent of the Health Authority budget.

Further Details

Author: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publish Dates: April, 2000
Publish Location: York
Publisher: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Accession Number: November, 2010
Keywords: United Kingdom, housing, older, Health
Reads: 132