Client: Impact on Urban Health
“Housing is a major factor shaping health and a significant contributor to health inequalities in London. A good quality, secure and affordable home is the foundation that everybody needs to lead a healthy life.” Institute of Health Equity
Impact on Urban Health commissioned Catherine, Future of London and the King’s Fund to scope ways in which the charity could help tackle health inequalities through action on housing. Our recommendations spanned housing design, climate change resilience, planning policy, capacity-building, and integrated approaches to housing, health and social care.
Impact on Urban Health is now funding Catherine and Future of London, initially for three years, to convene a new London-wide housing and health network which will drive change across these areas of potential impact. Each year will have a core theme, reflecting opportunities and needs identified by our cross-sector steering group. For 2023/24, the theme is “housing and integrated care”.