The Renton Study: Housing-led Regeneration and Health
Completed Start date July 2000 End date June 2005
Between 2000 and 2004 we worked with social housing providers in West Dunbartonshire to assess the health impacts of a programme of housing-led neighbourhood regeneration. We assessed the health of 50 residents before and one year after they moved house in Renton, and at the same time we assessed the health of a matched control group of 50 residents who had not moved.
The study built on the work of a systematic review of housing improvement and health, and later fed into the SHARP study.
Housing conditions improved in both groups, though to a greater extent in the intervention group. However, there was no clear improvement in health status among the intervention group
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Thomson H, Morrison D S, Petticrew M. Housing improvement and health: report to local housing providers and tenants. MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, 2006