Housing, health and support

Publications and presentations

CHP has investigated a wide range of services to support people to stay in their existing homes – including those focussed on older people, people with dementia, disabilities, and mental illness, and those with experience of homelessness, domestic violence, and substance misuse.

We have also reviewed the relationship between neighbourhoods and resident health.

Current projects

A project led by Deborah Quilgars, 2013-2016, funded by Forces in Mind

  • Evaluation of the York and District CAB/ York Travellers Trust partnership outreach service for the Gypsy and Traveller community in York.

A project led by Deborah Quilgars,  2013-2015, funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

CHP has won £1.2m funding from the EPSRC, ESRC and AHRC for a three year ‘Design for Wellbeing’ project investigating the links between mobility and wellbeing amongst older people. The ‘Co-Motion Consortium’, led by Rebecca Tunstall, involves CHP, York’s Departments of Computer Science and Health Sciences and Stockholm Environment Institute, and the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds; the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, University of Newcastle; and the Department of Psychology, Northumbria University.

Over three years, the work will include a longitudinal study of older people in York, Hexham and Leeds who have experienced transitions affecting mobility and wellbeing such as losing their driving license, losing sight, becoming a carer, or starting to use a mobility scooter. This will lead into intensive co-design workshops with older people, covering experimental crowd sourcing and participatory GIS on mobility barriers, deliberative approaches to conflicts between diverse needs, mobility apps for iPhones, mobility scooter design adaptations, and a typology of neighbourhoods according to mobility characteristics and suitability for interventions. There will also be work with national and local stakeholders.