This profile on Islington was published by NHS North Central London in July 2012.
"This work will inform and support the work both the public health department and housing department, to ensure that the ways in which housing can affect health and wellbeing are considered more widely.This will also help to promote improvement, by highlighting and quantifying any local disparities in health outcomes that are linked to housing tenure. Findings will also inform the Health and Wellbeing Board, and particularly the mental health work stream given the links between housing and mental health."
Key statistics on long term conditions:
- Some 22% of people living in areas with high social housing had a long term condition,
compared to 9% in areas with no social housing.
- Adults aged 45-64 in areas of high social housing were more likely to have a long term condition
than adults aged 65+ in areas with no social housing.
- Once age has been take into account, there are still large differences in need; in the areas of
highest density of social housing COPD prevalence is 24% higher than expected, as are the
prevalences of asthma (15%), depression (42%), dementia (42%), chronic liver disease (57%),
stroke (14%), CHD (10%) and psychotic disorders (65%)
- Levels of recorded chronic depression and diabetes are higher in areas of high RSL-owned
social housing than in areas of high LBI-owned. Levels of psychotic disorders are also higher,
but this can be explained through the provision of supported housing by RSLs.
- Social housing density is still linked to prevalence of long term conditions when age, sex,
ethnicity, deprivation, weight, smoking status and alcohol consumption are taken into account,
especially for chronic depression, psychosis and chronic liver disease.