New Board Appointments and Evidence Call on Housing

Board & Advisory Appointments

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing is pleased to announce four new Board member and one new Advisory Panel member appointments.

We are delighted to welcome new Board members

  • Sarah Blunn, Partner and Head of Corporate Real Estate at RPC
  • Paul Najsarek, Chief Executive Ealing Council
  • Charlotte Pickles, Deputy Director and Head of Research at Reform think tank
  • Eleanor Budden, Head of Health and Insurance for Goldman Sachs EMEA

and new Advisory Panel member

  • Dr Fiona Adshead, Chief Wellbeing Officer at Bupa

Evidence call: Housing Intervention Evaluations

What’s happening?

What Works Centre for Wellbeing, with the University of Sheffield, are carrying out a systematic review to find out how well housing interventions work to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people with vulnerable housing status. We are particularly interested in housing interventions designed to tackle homelessness and create sustainable tenancies. 

The review team will be doing a careful search for published material, but would also like to include ‘grey’ literature – such as evaluations that have yet to be published, or reports and evaluations produced by charities, housing associations, government departments, or community groups.

How can you get involved?

If you are aware of an evaluation of a housing intervention, you can submit it to our systematic review and help us build an evidence base for housing interventions.

We are particularly seeking evidence that meets the following criteria:

  1. Evaluation studies with assessments of wellbeing taken before and after the housing intervention – this is to allow us to determine whether the intervention was associated with any changes in wellbeing.
  2. Evidence that includes comparison groups that did not participate in the housing intervention is particularly welcome.
  3. Evaluations of housing interventions designed for people with a vulnerable housing status which does or does not have an explicit wellbeing aim.
  4. Qualitative and quantitative evidence is welcome.

All examples must be written in English and include an author and date. We can only include evidence which can be made publicly available. If the work was done outside the UK, it would be helpful if you could tell us something about how relevant you think the findings are likely to be to the UK housing system.  

Please send your submissions electronically to the What Works Centre for Wellbeing evidence@whatworkswellbeing.org with the subject line ‘Evidence: Wellbeing and Housing Interventions’

All submissions should be received by 31th May 2017.

The protocol is on PROSPERO

 

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