1st Edition

The Health Cost-benefits of Adapting Housing for Disabled and Vulnerable People

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ISBN 9781848064430
Published August 26, 2016 by IHS BRE Press
40 Pages 19 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

In 2014 a ‘Bletchley Day’ workshop was organised by Care & Repair England. BRE was tasked with considering ways to demonstrate the investment value of home adaptations and modifications through the production of better evidence.

BRE researched some of the cost-benefit to the NHS of undertaking preventative home interventions for households with a long-term sickness or disability, where the risks of accidents in their home are worse than the national average.

This research has identified the need for preventative work in around 3 million households who have a long-term sickness and disability. This work would make their homes safer and warmer and so reduce the likelihood of NHS treatment and the need for a DFG adaptation required as a result of injury.

Table of Contents

Executive summary 
1 Introduction 
2 Research background 
3 Literature and methodological review  
4 Examples of home interventions reducing the risks of HHSRS hazards 
5 A new cost-benefit model using the cost of poor housing approach 
6 Estimating the reduction in cost to the NHS of home interventions 
7 Additional costs to society of not adapting homes for the disabled and vulnerable  
8 Conclusions 
9 References 
Appendix Literature review 

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Principal consultant and member of Housing and Energy Group at BRE