Housing and Wellbeing briefing

This paper by What Works Centre for Wellbeing offers a broad overview of evidence on the links between housing and housing interventions and wellbeing.

The paper summarises findings from 50 published reviews to understand where the evidence gaps are.

The evidence suggests that the physical infrastructure (whether a home is warm enough, safe to use, free from mould or allergens) has an impact on different aspects of wellbeing.

However, it also suggests that housing is particularly important for vulnerable groups, yet there is a lack of high quality review evidence of the links with wellbeing.