There is a direct link between good housing and good health, and the actions set out in the
Housing Strategy 2013-18 will directly help to achieve the priorities of the Wakefield Together Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2013-16 and the Council's Health City initiative too.
We have identified 5 areas where good housing supports good health:
Ensuring the right kinds of new homes, some with care and support, are provided for people with physical and learning disabilities, mental health problems and autism:
We offer services to children, adults and older people who have support needs, including help to access suitable housing. We also work with our Registered Hosuing Provider partners to provide new specialist homes, helped by grant from the Homes and Communities Agency and the Department of Health. More information about accessing these services can be found using the links below:
Helping people to manage their finances and cope with debt problems:
More information about support for people struggling with mortgage debt can be found on the At Risk of Losing Your Home page.
Supporting people who lose their homes:
Housing Advice Team provide advice and practical support to people who have lost or may lose their homes.
Adapting homes and providing support to keep people living independently as their mobility changes:
We offer services to help people keep living independently in their own homes.
Helping people to reduce their fuel bills and make their homes warmer through better energy efficiency:
Cold homes can lead to ill health and worsen existing medical conditions. For more information about how the Council can help you keep your home warmer, take a look at the page for
Fuel Poverty and Health.