Bringing together housing and public health: Enabling better health and wellbeing

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Opening session

Dr Ann Marie Connolly: Supporting joint action on improving health through the home

Shirley Cramer CBE: Harnessing the housing workforce to contribute to health improvement and reduced inequalities

Vic Rayner: Harnessing housing for healthy independence

Jonathan Breckon: From evidence into action

Andrew van Doorn: From evidence into action

Session two

Starting and developing well

Heather Coates: Improving the health of young people in disadvantaged areas

Ashley Martin: The Safer Homes Programme – better health and wellbeing by reducing accidents

David Arkle: Housing and health in Southern Derbyshire

Living and working well

Rob Pocock: Can social housing providers be the gateway to better health?

Steve Gowland: Healthy Homes in Knowsley

Joanne Parker: Blackpool Transience Programme

Ageing well

Angela Bradford: Investment in later life wellbeing services: is it worth it?

Fionnuala Williams: Dedicated community nursing support within Extra Care Housing Schemes (ECH)

Janette Lineacre: Manchester Care and Repair Home from Hospital service

Session three

Starting and developing well

Ellis Turner: SHINE – Islington's Seasonal Health Interventions Network – a multi-agency single point of access

Andrew Muirhead: Can a locally delivered housing initiative improve the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable in society?

George Browning: Hospital to Home: a centralised health and social integration hub

Living and working well

Amanda Kilroy: Collaboration through co-design and culture

Jamie Sutterby: Adults with complex needs

Ray Middleton: Psychologically informed environments a dialogical approach

Ageing well

Abdul Razzaq: Shrewsbury Street Village – Old Trafford

Penny Marno: Designing health into urban development: policy-level intervention in Swindon

Chris Jones: Dementia grants


Decent housing makes a fundamental difference to mental and physical health and wellbeing and has a critical contribution to make to the value and effectiveness of the health and care system.

This one-day conference provided an opportunity for delegates to come together and explore ways that public health and housing can work together across the life course to improve health and wellbeing.