Housing & Communities

ADR UK has a number of data linkage projects, as well as research projects using existing linked data, underway to provide valuable new insights into the factors affecting the fabric of our communities and housing dynamics.

ADR Wales, for example, has explicitly identified housing as a key focus and the bedrock of living well, underscoring that good quality, affordable homes bring a wide range of benefits to health, learning and prosperity. It is therefore working to link Welsh data that will enable new insights into homelessness and its connection to health and education outcomes.

Meanwhile, ADR Scotland is supporting Scottish Government priorities around promoting safer communities and contributing to a public health approach to reducing violence. Researchers are using linked administrative data to better understand the connections between service demand and aspects of distress or vulnerability, including alcohol and other drugs, and mental health conditions.

ADR Northern Ireland (ADR NI) is also working on a number of projects aimed at improving policies relating to housing and communities. For example, by linking data relating to families, healthcare, environment and education, neighbourhood and community determinants of social distress as indicated by contact with emergency hospital services can be explored.

You can find out more about these projects and others underway within this theme by exploring the links below and visiting the ‘Projects’ page.

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