In this episode of our collaborative podcast with CaCHE, we speak to Emma Hock, Research Follow at the University of Sheffield, about her work looking at housing insecurity and its impacts on the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Amongst her findings, she discusses impacts including isolation, loss of friendship, negative effects on mental health, and access to education and healthcare. She also looks at what families are doing to improve the lives of young people, and what housing providers could be doing better to support them to mitigate the negative effects.

You can listen to the full episode here, on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

You can find the evidence review here

Information on the Renters Reform Bill can be found here:

Information about research funded by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home on the benefits of pet ownership in rental accommodation can be found here

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) published a working paper exploring people’s housing aspirations and choices.