Facts and stats on how COVID-19 has exacerbated the link between housing and health, and how the lockdown has impacted those living in poor-quality homes.
The health of our population is linked to the health of our homes.
Millions of people are living in non-decent homes, with this having a significant impact on their health and wellbeing. COVID-19 has shone a light on poor housing and its effect on health. Nearly a third of adults in Britain (31%) reported having physical or mental health problems because of the condition of their homes during lockdown.
Reducing the negative impact of poor-quality housing on health requires immediate and long-term intervention. And more collaboration is needed across the health and housing sectors to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable population groups.