One in five adults have suffered mental health issues in the last five years due to housing problems
Our new report reveals that the mental health of millions of people in England has suffered in the last five years because of housing problems. As a result, many have sought help from their GPs.
You can read our interviews with GPs in the summary report, as well as extracts from a survey of 3,500 adults. The independent research was undertaken on Shelter’s behalf by ComRes in January and February 2017.
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How our services can help
Shelter's services are designed to advise, guide and support people with all types of housing needs, whether that means a short conversation or intensive support over several months. Helping clients address the physical and emotional impact of housing problems and homelessness is an integral part of our work.
According to our 2016 outcomes survey, 41% of our clients saw their mental health improve and 25% saw their physical health improve following Shelter’s housing-related support.