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Over 15 million people in Europe live in precarious housing and over a quarter of UK children are growing up in private rented accommodation

Poverty crop

MiSoC’S Dr Amy Clair, Dr Karen Croucher from the Centre for Housing Policy and the Greater London Authority’s Vicky Pearlman presented new research on the links between housing, health and wellbeing at an event in Westminster on 6 November. A huge increase in the number of people are now living in rented accommodation, so could the associated insecurities and stresses have a detrimental effect on their health and wellbeing? The researchers presented three new studies looking into the impact of housing situations on the lives of Generation Rent. A panel of leading experts and thinkers then discussed the findings and the implications for policy and practice.

View the presentations here:
Beyond shelter: the role of home in health and wellbeing – recent research
(Dr Amy Clair)
Recent research on Housing and Life Experiences
(Dr Karen Croucher)
A new model for the rented sector in London
(Vicky Pearlman)

Event programme:

10am: Presentations

  • Dr Amy Clair, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex: Beyond shelter: the role of home in health and wellbeing – recent research

  • Dr Karen Croucher, Centre for Housing Policy, University of York: Recent research on Housing and Life Experiences

  • Vicky Pearlman, Greater London Authority: A new model for the rented sector in London

11.30am: coffee

11.45am: Panel discussion and questions, chaired by Professor Emily Grundy, Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research Panellists include

  • Nancy Hey, What Works Centre for Wellbeing

  • Hannah Slater, Generation Rent

  • Lindsay Judge, The Resolution Foundation

12.30pm: Ends