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Lockdown in poor housing: Health impacts on older people and successful responses
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18 March 2021
Time: 10.30-11.30 We are delighted to host another title of the MICRA webinar series for 2021. You can register via Zoom and you will receive a confirmation email which will contain the link that you can use on the day to access the event. Chair: Professor Chris Phillipson, Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology, MICRA Speaker 1: Older people, poor housing and health impacts – What the data tells us Sue Adams, CEO of Care & Repair England Speaker 2: New Ipsos Mori Research: People’s experiences of living in poor housing during Covid-19 Millie Brown, Centre for Ageing Better Speaker 3: Keeping going – delivering practical housing help during a pandemic Craig Smith, CEO of Preston Care & Repair The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the extent to which the home and neighbourhood impact on people’s health and wellbeing. How well individuals coped both physically and mentally during lockdown was significantly affected by the quality and suitability of their home. Over half of all poor quality [‘non-decent’] homes are lived in by older people (2 million households) and many older people had to self-isolate at home for many months. This webinar will consider the existing data concerning the quality of the housing stock and health impacts. It will review evidence from a new study carried out by Ipsos Mori, of the lived experiences those living in poor housing. Finally, we will hear from a successful project that kept on delivering practical housing help throughout the pandemic, highlighting its significant impacts on individual lives.
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