publication . Other literature type . Book . 2015

Housing improvement and home safety Effectiveness Matters

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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The homes we live in impact on health, wellbeing and health inequalities. Treating illnesses directly related to living in cold, damp and dangerous homes costs the NHS £2.5 billion per year. Ensuring affordable warmth through insulation and more efficient heating can improve health and wellbeing. Home safety assessment and modification can reduce falls and risk of falling in older people. Education, promotion of exercise and wearing of appropriate footwear, environmental modifications and training of healthcare workers can reduce the rate of fall-related injuries (including fractures) in older people. Homes can be made safer through education delivered by health...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: food and beverageseducation
Related Organizations
21 references, page 1 of 2

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2. Department for Communities and Local Government English Housing Survey. Headline Report. London; 2013. Available from: https://www.gov.uk/ government/collections/english-housing-survey

3. Butcher J. Fuel poverty: how to improve health and wellbeing through action on affordable warmth. A guide to delivering action on fuel poverty for public health professionals, health and wellbeing boards, and local authorities in England. London: UK Health Forum; 2014. Available from: http://www.fph.org.uk/ uploads/UKHF-HP_fuel%20poverty_summary.pdf

4. Marmot Review Team. The health impacts of cold homes and fuel poverty. London: Friends of the Earth; 2011.

5. Thomson H, Petticrew M. Is housing improvement a potential health improvement strategy? Denmark: WHO Regional Office for Europe; 2005. Available from: http://www.euro.who.int/Document/E85725. pdf

6. Department for Communities and Local Government. English housing survey: profile of English housing report. Annual report on England's housing stock, 2012. London; 2014. Available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/ uploads/attachment_data/file/335753/EHS_Profile_ of_English_housing_2012.pdf

7. Buck D, Gregory S. Improving the public's health: a resource for local authorities. London: The King's Fund; 2013.

8. Friedman D. Social impact of poor housing. London: Ecotec; 2010. Available from: www.hlg.org.uk/ images/stories/hlg_files/Social-20impact-20of20poor-20housing.pdf

9. Thomson H, Thomas S, Sellstrom E, Petticrew M. Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD008657. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008657.pub2.

10. Gillespie L, Robertson M, Gillespie W, Sherrington C, Gates S, Clemson L, et al. Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD007146. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007146.pub3.

11. Turner S, Arthur G, Lyons RA, Weightman AL, Mann MK, Jones SJ, et al. Modification of the home environment for the reduction of injuries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003600. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003600. pub3.

12. Pearson M, Garside R, Moxham T, Anderson R. Preventing unintentional injuries to children in the home: a systematic review of the effectiveness of programmes supplying and/or installing home safety equipment. Health Prom Int 2010;26.

13. Smithson J, Garside R, Pearson M. Barriers to, and facilitators of, the prevention of unintentional injury in children in the home: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research. Inj Prev 2011;17:119-26.

14. Kendrick D, Young B, Mason-Jones A, Ilyas N, Achana F, Cooper N, et al. Home safety education and provision of safety equipment for injury prevention. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD005014. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005014.pub3.

15. DiGuiseppi C, Goss C, Higgins J. Interventions for promoting smoke alarm ownership and function. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2001, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD002246. DOI: 10.1002/14651858. CD002246.

21 references, page 1 of 2
Abstract
The homes we live in impact on health, wellbeing and health inequalities. Treating illnesses directly related to living in cold, damp and dangerous homes costs the NHS £2.5 billion per year. Ensuring affordable warmth through insulation and more efficient heating can improve health and wellbeing. Home safety assessment and modification can reduce falls and risk of falling in older people. Education, promotion of exercise and wearing of appropriate footwear, environmental modifications and training of healthcare workers can reduce the rate of fall-related injuries (including fractures) in older people. Homes can be made safer through education delivered by health...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: food and beverageseducation
Related Organizations
21 references, page 1 of 2

1. Braubach M, Jacobs DE, Ormandy D, editors. Environmental burden of disease associated with inadequate housing. Methods for quantifying health impacts of selected housing risks in the WHO European Region. Copenhagen, Denmark: WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2011. Available from: http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_ ifle/0003/142077/e95004.pdf

2. Department for Communities and Local Government English Housing Survey. Headline Report. London; 2013. Available from: https://www.gov.uk/ government/collections/english-housing-survey

3. Butcher J. Fuel poverty: how to improve health and wellbeing through action on affordable warmth. A guide to delivering action on fuel poverty for public health professionals, health and wellbeing boards, and local authorities in England. London: UK Health Forum; 2014. Available from: http://www.fph.org.uk/ uploads/UKHF-HP_fuel%20poverty_summary.pdf

4. Marmot Review Team. The health impacts of cold homes and fuel poverty. London: Friends of the Earth; 2011.

5. Thomson H, Petticrew M. Is housing improvement a potential health improvement strategy? Denmark: WHO Regional Office for Europe; 2005. Available from: http://www.euro.who.int/Document/E85725. pdf

6. Department for Communities and Local Government. English housing survey: profile of English housing report. Annual report on England's housing stock, 2012. London; 2014. Available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/ uploads/attachment_data/file/335753/EHS_Profile_ of_English_housing_2012.pdf

7. Buck D, Gregory S. Improving the public's health: a resource for local authorities. London: The King's Fund; 2013.

8. Friedman D. Social impact of poor housing. London: Ecotec; 2010. Available from: www.hlg.org.uk/ images/stories/hlg_files/Social-20impact-20of20poor-20housing.pdf

9. Thomson H, Thomas S, Sellstrom E, Petticrew M. Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD008657. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008657.pub2.

10. Gillespie L, Robertson M, Gillespie W, Sherrington C, Gates S, Clemson L, et al. Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD007146. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007146.pub3.

11. Turner S, Arthur G, Lyons RA, Weightman AL, Mann MK, Jones SJ, et al. Modification of the home environment for the reduction of injuries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003600. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003600. pub3.

12. Pearson M, Garside R, Moxham T, Anderson R. Preventing unintentional injuries to children in the home: a systematic review of the effectiveness of programmes supplying and/or installing home safety equipment. Health Prom Int 2010;26.

13. Smithson J, Garside R, Pearson M. Barriers to, and facilitators of, the prevention of unintentional injury in children in the home: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research. Inj Prev 2011;17:119-26.

14. Kendrick D, Young B, Mason-Jones A, Ilyas N, Achana F, Cooper N, et al. Home safety education and provision of safety equipment for injury prevention. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD005014. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005014.pub3.

15. DiGuiseppi C, Goss C, Higgins J. Interventions for promoting smoke alarm ownership and function. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2001, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD002246. DOI: 10.1002/14651858. CD002246.

21 references, page 1 of 2
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