This scoping review gives an indication of where initial evidence is, and where the gaps in knowledge exist.
It also informed our decision to focus on housing for vulnerable groups in our upcoming systematic review in early 2018. You can sign up by entering your email address into the evidence alert box in the bottom right of this page, to be alerted when the full review is published.
A lot of people are living in awful housing. That has a knock-on effect on everything else, their mental health and within the community.
What are the key findings?
Housing straddles a number of different disciplines including, health, public health, social care, political science, urban studies, history, social administration, sociology, geography, law, planning and economics. As such research in the area of housing studies adopts a range of approaches and methodologies. Standard research approaches within health, such as RCTs, are prevalent within some areas of this review but others have relied more heavily on observational data analysis. Relying upon review level evidence implies relying upon the review authors to adequately interpret evidence across this very broad range of disciplines, some of which may be very specialist.
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Why should you care?
Reviews suggest that housing is particularly important for vulnerable groups, yet there is a lack of high quality review evidence of the links with wellbeing. As such, this will be the focus of our upcoming systematic review in late 2017.