Household Health Survey (HHS) moves into second wave

The CLAHRC NWC Household Health Survey (HHS) is a unique resource that aims to longitudinally investigate the determinants of health in neighbourhoods along the North West Coast. 

The survey will also inform and assess intervention programmes designed to improve health in these communities.

We are well into our second wave of surveying during Summer / Autumn 2018. We appreciate everyone taking part in this survey living in districts of the following Local Authority areas: Blackburn with Darwen, Allerdale, Blackpool, Cheshire West and Chester, Knowsley, Liverpool, Preston and Sefton.

The survey data collected will be used to

1) develop Neighbourhood Resilience Programmes within neighbourhoods

2) provide unique insights into the psychological pathways through which the characteristics of neighbourhoods impact on mental health and health care utilisation, and

3) demonstrate the impact that the CLAHRC NWC has had on neighbourhoods.

The resultant Integrated Longitudinal Research Resource (ILRR) is providing outstanding opportunities to track neighbourhood level changes in health determinants, outcomes and service usage. The data is used to produce hypothesis generated baseline reports to share with residents and partners to prioritise areas of concern for community level intervention studies, such as physical activity, air pollution, housing quality etc.

The aim of this survey is to better understand how the places where people live and the conditions in which they live and work affect their health and wellbeing. We are aiming to identify what local councils, the NHS, community organisations and others could do to improve people’s health and wellbeing particularly in those neighbourhoods that have poorer health.

The information that we gather in the survey will also be used to make recommendations to local NHS organisations and councils about how they can develop local services and activities so that they improve health and wellbeing, particularly in those neighbourhoods that have the worst health indicators. They may also be published in reports and we will also summarise them on the NIHR CLAHRC NWC website.  

Please see our CLAHRC NWC BITE about the Household Health Survey containing discoveries from Wave 1. 

Enquiries regarding the research should be sent to:

Steve Handley
Research Director 

0121 333 6006

More articles     Posted on: 07 October 2018