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Wirral Intelligence Service and Wirral Housing & Investment Team win award

Suitable housing that is safe and warm is one of the foundations of wellbeing, but the only option available to some of the most vulnerable in society is often poor quality housing in the private rented sector; previous research had indicated that 1 in 3 privately rented homes in Wirral did not meet the decent homes standard.

If implemented effectively, Selective Licensing schemes can improve housing quality in the private rented sector and this project has demonstrated that when resources are increasingly scarce, accurate targeting of an intervention through research and data analysis allows more intensive targeting of appropriate services.

It has enabled a focus not simply on areas with poor property condition and environmental quality, but also residents that are the most vulnerable and most likely to need support.

To find out more go the LARIA website 

Photo shows (left to right) Sarah Kinsella, Wirral Intelligence Service, Lisa Hetherington and Ed Kingsley (Wirral Housing & Investment Team) with their LARIA (Local Area Research & Intelligence Association) award for a joint piece of work designed to improve housing condition and quality of life for Wirral residents.