MICRA webinar - Lockdown in poor housing: Health impacts on older people and successful responses
|Dates:||18 March 2021|
|Times:||08:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
On 18 March, MICRA hosted the webinar: Lockdown in poor housing: Health impacts on older people and successful responses. Chaired by MICRA’s Professor Chris Phillipson, this online event featured external speakers from Care & Repair and Centre for Ageing Better.
Sue Adams, CEO of Care & Repair England spoke on: Older people, poor housing and health impacts – what the data tells us.
Millie Brown from Centre for Ageing Better presented on: New Ipsos Mori Research: People’s experiences of living in poor housing during Covid-19
Craig Smith, CEO of Preston Care & Repair presented: Keeping going – delivering practical housing help during a pandemic
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.
The webinar considered the existing data concerning the quality of the housing stock and health impacts. It reviewed evidence from a new study carried out by Ipsos Mori, of the lived experiences those living in poor housing. We also heard from a successful project that kept on delivering practical housing help throughout the pandemic, highlighting its significant impacts on individual lives.
You can view a recording of the webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLKgscKM0KE
You can view the presenters' slides here:
Sue Adams: https://documents.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=54845
Millie Brown: https://documents.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=54846
Craig Smith: https://documents.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=54847
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