Housing

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What are features of poor housing?
Leaks, lack of facilities, mould, no furniture, asbestos, lack of safety, smells (poor drainage), infestations
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What features affect the home and the immediate environment?
Old windows/doors, poor structure, old materials, plumbing systems- sanitation, pollution, flood plain, waste land, weather, tower blocks
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What is poor quality housing linked with?
Poor health and quality of life
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How many households in the UK are experiencing full poverty?
Approx 4.5 million households
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What does poor housing increase the risk of?
Respiratory and cardiovascular disease, infections may spread in overcrowded conditions, anxiety and depression, lack of outdoor space, overcrowding may limit; washing, cleaning and cooking facilities
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What are some examples?
Poor ventilation/ damp mould would lead to respiratory disorders, poor sanitation would lead to infection, lack of outdoor space would lead to cardiovascular problems, inadequate heating would lead to hypothermia
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