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Mixed Tenure Communities and Neighbourhood Quality
This paper examines the policy of promoting ‘mixed communities’ in the UK context. It describes the various policy instruments available for the pursuance of this goal and sets out the assumed… Expand
Exploring the relationships between housing, neighbourhoods and mental wellbeing for residents of deprived areas
- L. Bond, A. Kearns, P. Mason, C. Tannahill, M. Egan, Elise Whitely
- BMC Public Health
- 18 January 2012
BackgroundHousing-led regeneration has been shown to have limited effects on mental health. Considering housing and neighbourhoods as a psychosocial environment, regeneration may have greater impact… Expand
The SHARP study: a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the short-term outcomes of housing and neighbourhood renewal
BackgroundThe SHARP study was set up to evaluate the short (1 year) and longer-term (2 year) effects on health and wellbeing of providing new social housing to tenants. This paper presents the study… Expand
‘Living the High Life’? Residential, Social and Psychosocial Outcomes for High-Rise Occupants in a Deprived Context
The current period is one of ambiguity and contestation over the future of high-rise. A range of analyses is performed on survey data from deprived areas in Glasgow to examine the impacts of living… Expand
Defining and Measuring Displacement: Is Relocation from Restructured Neighbourhoods Always Unwelcome and Disruptive?
Current regeneration policy has been described as ‘state-led gentrification’, with comparisons made with the ‘social disruption’ caused by slum clearance of the 1950s and 1960s. This article takes… Expand
Material and meaningful homes: mental health impacts and psychosocial benefits of rehousing to new dwellings
- A. Kearns, E. Whitley, P. Mason, M. Petticrew, C. Hoy
- International Journal of Public Health
- 13 August 2011
ObjectiveTo establish whether rehousing people to new dwellings had impacts upon residents’ mental health and psychosocial benefits derived from the home.MethodsA prospective controlled study across… Expand
"Safe Going": the influence of crime rates and perceived crime and safety on walking in deprived neighbourhoods.
Few studies have simultaneously examined the relationship of levels of recorded crime, perceptions of crime and disorder, and safety from crime with rates of physical activity. We developed a series… Expand
Physical and mental health outcomes following housing improvements: evidence from the GoWell study
- A. Curl, A. Kearns, P. Mason, M. Egan, C. Tannahill, A. Ellaway
- Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
- 9 September 2014
Background Existing research points towards physical and mental health gains from housing improvements, but findings are inconsistent and often not statistically significant. The detailed… Expand
Neighbourhood walking and regeneration in deprived communities.
More frequent neighbourhood walking is a realistic goal for improving physical activity in deprived areas. We address regeneration activity by examining associations of residents' circumstances and… Expand
Protocol for a mixed methods study investigating the impact of investment in housing, regeneration and neighbourhood renewal on the health and wellbeing of residents: the GoWell programme
BackgroundThere is little robust evidence to test the policy assumption that housing-led area regeneration strategies will contribute to health improvement and reduce social inequalities in health.… Expand