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Wirral Council and Selective Licensing for Privately Rented properties (September 2017) Phase 2
(this will be published shortly after the next phase is confirmed at Wirral Council - June 2018)

Wirral Council and Selective Licensing for Privately Rented properties (October 2014) Phase 1

The private rented sector is the only housing option available to some of the most vulnerable people in society. However, in some areas, properties in the private rented sector suffer from poor conditions and anti-social behaviour, which are both a consequence and a cause of low demand. The Housing Act 2004 attempted to counter this by introducing the concept of Selective Licensing for privately rented properties in designated areas in order to improve both the lives of tenants and communities A wide range of evidence from a variety of relevant data sources, including low demand and ASB has been compiled in this document to help identify potentially up to four Wirral LSOAs which would be most appropriate to become areas of Selective Licensing. These evidence reports underpin this decision making process.

Wirral's latest Home Energy Conservation reports for 2017
The Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) 1995 requires Local Authorities to identify practicable and cost-effective measures likely to result in significant energy reduction in all residential accommodation in their area. View Wirral's latest 2017 report here

Wirral Strategic Housing Market Assessment and Housing Needs (May 2016)

Wirral Plan: Housing Strategy (July 2016)

Housing JSNA: Latest Update
 (November 2015)
This update on local housing related need is based upon the regular update of the Strategic Housing Market Assessment Technical Appendix. This approach will shortly be superseded by the production of the evidence base for the updated Wirral Housing Strategy which is underpinned by the same technical appendix with enhanced assessment and insight.

Bringing together housing and public health to enable better health and wellbeing (January 2016)
This is a new Health and Housing resource from Public Health England (PHE)

Health Needs Assessment for Homelessness in Liverpool City Region
(May 2014)
Liverpool Public Health Observatory was commissioned by the Merseyside Directors of Public Health to deliver this Health Needs Assessment of homelessness in Liverpool City Region. This followed concerns that the recent economic downturn and changes to welfare provision were negatively impacting on housing security across the region. 

Under one roof? Housing and public health in England (February 2014)
With an increasing focus on integration, this viewpoint from the Housing Learning and Improvement Network explores the case for housing as keystone of local public health strategies across England. Now that public health is part of local government, the briefing explores what more could be done to strengthen links with housing departments. 

Show some warmth: exposing the damaging impact of energy debt on children (January 2015)
This report presents new evidence on the key issues facing families in energy debt who have fallen behind on their gas and electricity payments, based on a survey of around 2500 families with children in the UK and in-depth interviews with families in energy debt, including parents and children. 


Previous content
Previous Housing & Homelessness in Wirral  - September 2013 (warning - large file)

Other information:
Damp Housing and its health effects (September 2012)

Key information sources for you to consider:
Health and social care outcomes frameworks (Collection)
Public Health England Data and Knowledge Gateway
NHS Digital
Child and Maternal Health