Warm Homes for Health: Exploring the cost-effectiveness of improving population health through better housing
Gentoo and Nottingham City Homes
Mr. Paul Burns, Gentoo Green; Dr. Alice Jones, Nottingham City Homes.
The Warm Homes for Health project aims to apply standard methods of economic evaluation to housing improvements for improving warmth, fuel efficiency and damp. As a specific focus, quantitative methods will be used to explore the cost-effectiveness of housing improvements in order to develop a housing specific quality-adjusted life year (H-QALY). Questionnaire survey data will be analysed to explore the impact of housing improvements (such as new boilers and insulation) on health related quality of life, health service use and wellbeing. The project is currently ongoing, data collection will end in early 2016