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Health, housing and the impact on health inequalities - London event

Thu, 07/02/2013 - 09:30 - 14:00

The Race Equality Foundation, FaithAction and Regional Voices, in partnership with the Department of Health, are hosting a roundtable event, to discuss the impact of housing on health Inequalities.

The impact of housing in sustaining good health and overall well-being has increasingly been highlighted. However, studies have also shown that poor housing increases the risk of poor health outcomes and compounds health inequalities. This may be particularly so for black and minority ethnic communities, disabled and older people amongst others.

The aims of this event are:

  • to better understand the evidence on the relationships between health, housing and health inequalities;
  • to understand the existing work that is taking place in addressing health inequalities through improvements in housing; and
  • to discuss ways as to which the voluntary and community sector can get services commissioned.


Registration: 9:30, Event: 10:00 - 13:00, Lunch: 13:00 – 14:00


Training Rooms, Race Equality Foundation, Unit 22, Deane House Studios, 27 Greenwood Place, Kentish Town, NW5 1LB

Speakers include:

Jabeer Butt, Race Equality Foundation; Jo Butcher, Friends of the Earth; Chris Whitwell, Friends, Families and Travellers; Clifton Robinson Housing Diversity Network; Tracey Robbins Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Emma Easton Regional Voices, Nancy Doyle, Aquila Way, Geoff Hawkings, Chapter 1.

Roundtables will be chaired by Daniel Singleton CEO, FaithAction.

The event will be engaging and participative. Facilitated discussions will take place to ensure that different opinions are heard. Participants will be encouraged to share their knowledge and experience in this area, discuss possible ways as to how to provide better physical and mental health outcomes for all communities and next steps.

This event is free of charge and will take place in Leeds January 31st and in London February 7th. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come-first serve basis.



Booking Information

 To book a place for the event (in Leeds 31.1 or in London 7.2) please register using the booking form [46kB, DOC]

For further enquiries please contact: Farah Islam-Barrett, 0207 428 1880.