European Journal of Homelessness: How do Health Inequalities Intersect with Housing and Homelessness?
Housing is an important determinant of health. A healthy home is somewhere that provides for our needs, makes us feel safe and secure, and allows us to stay connected to our community. In contrast, poor housing – such as cold, damp homes, insecure tenancies, overcrowding, and lack of affordability – can have a detrimental effect on people’s mental and physical health. This article outlines the links between health and health inequalities with housing, drawing on evidence from the UK.Download