The SHARP Study: Findings of a Controlled Study of the Effects of Housing and Neighbourhood Change on Health and Well-Being

Petticrew, M., Kearns, A. , Hoy, C., Mason, P. , Gibson, M. and Whitley, E. (2008) The SHARP Study: Findings of a Controlled Study of the Effects of Housing and Neighbourhood Change on Health and Well-Being. Technical Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

Petticrew, M., Kearns, A. , Hoy, C., Mason, P. , Gibson, M. and Whitley, E. (2008) The SHARP Study: Findings of a Controlled Study of the Effects of Housing and Neighbourhood Change on Health and Well-Being. Technical Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

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Abstract

The SHARP (Scottish Health, Housing and Regeneration Research Project) study was carried out to investigate the links between housing and regeneration, and health and well-being. It involved interviewing a national sample of social sector tenants who were rehoused into newly built, general purpose housing developed and let by Registered Social Landlords across Scotland (the Intervention Group). Participants were interviewed before they moved, and again 2 years after they moved. Data were also collected by postal survey one year after the move, and in-depth qualitative interviews were conducted at 2 points in time. The tenants who moved were compared to a Control Group of people living in the same area as the new house, but who were not themselves due to be rehoused from their existing home. Data were collected on housing and neighbourhood conditions, physical and mental health, use of health and other services, and a range of social and community outcomes, including community cohesion. SHARP also examined whether rehousing within a regeneration area (Social Inclusion Partnership) provided additional residential or health gains.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Technical Report)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mason, Dr Philip and Kearns, Professor Ade and Whitley, Dr Elise and Gibson, Dr Marcia and Hoy, Dr Caroline
Authors: Petticrew, M., Kearns, A., Hoy, C., Mason, P., Gibson, M., and Whitley, E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO Unit
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Publisher:Scottish Government

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