Fiona McCormack, Rachel Massie, Richard Machin, Penny Vincent, Judy Kurth, Jane Morton, Chris Gidlow
VOICES, Expert Citizens and Staffordshire University have collaborated on a research project which aims to help inform the debate locally about perceived city centre homelessness and anti-social behaviour. This is with a view to further inform the development of positive city centre solutions which recognise the needs of people who are engaged in street activity alongside those who live, work and shop in the city centre.
This report presents and discusses the findings from stakeholders and core participants (those perceived to be homeless). It concludes with nine recommendations and a stakeholder action plan. Read the full report here
Masterson, D. 1 (2016). Published in The Journal of the Town and Country Planning Association, 85,11, p499-501
Daniel Masterson explains how efforts to support professional working to reunite health with planning and address the underlying causes of health and ill-health in Stoke-on-Trent have benefited from using behavioural insights from health psychology.
‘The challenge is not simply ingraining health into planning; it is conveying a modern definition of health, establishing how planning can influence the wider determinants of health and health behaviour, and understanding the issues that planners face in prioritising health’
Read ‘Uniting health psychology and planning’ here,
Access the full publication ‘The Journal of the Town and Country Planning’ here
CHAD was recently featured in Public Health England’s E-Bulletin:
The Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) is an innovative partnership between Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire University. Its purpose is to contribute to the reduction of health inequalities and improve the health and care of our local population through carrying out locally relevant and nationally/internationally excellent research.
In this bulletin:
- Wishing you a very happy and peaceful 2017
- Update on CHAD research
- Professor Sian Griffiths visits CHAD
- Staffing update
- Other developments
- Spotlight: City centre street activity research
- Dates for your Diary
Read the Bulletin here
In this bulletin
- Welcome to the first CHAD bulletin
- The launch
- Why does health inequalities research matter?
- How will CHAD add value to reducing health inequalities in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent?
- What are we doing? Part 1
- What are we doing? Part 2
- Next steps
- Who we are
Read the Bulletin here