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ERIC Number: EJ806475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Personal Responsibility for Private Sector Housing Renewal: Issues in Health Improvement
Stewart, Jill; Clayton, Julie; Ruston, Annmarie
Health Education Journal, v65 n1 p73-83 2006
Objective: To investigate current policy in respect of resourcing private sector housing renewal to promote healthy housing and communities. Design: A qualitative study using focus group research investigating what low-income home owners would find helpful in carrying out maintenance and repair to their homes. Setting: The focus groups were held in the area office of a South London (private sector housing) Renewal Area. Method: Exploratory focus groups were held in 2003 to 2004, to represent low-income ethnically diverse home-owners within the Renewal Area. Results: Respondents were open to looking at new ways of maintaining and repairing their homes, although tended to focus around their own needs rather than the works a local authority may strategically wish to see carried out in private housing sector to meet legal housing standards and promote healthy housing. Conclusion: Local authorities need to be able to find new, evidence-based ways of supporting home-owners to carry out maintenance and repairs to their homes as part of a wider public health agenda. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)