Housing (health and wellbeing needs in South Tyneside)

Additional Needs Assessments Required

  • One of the greatest challenges with assessing the current level of housing need and the requirement for future accommodation is the lack of an up to date private housing stock condition survey. This would enable an understanding on the quality of the housing within the private sector, identification of the SAP ratings to assist with fuel poverty and an assessment of the work that is required within the private sector.
  • Regular monitoring of homeless figures and the health needs of this cohort of residents is essential to shape suitable services for this group and reduce the pressure on emergency services used by homeless individuals, through more effective prevention services.