We know that where you live, and your ability to access advice and support has an impact on your mental health. Over the past few months we have been investigating housing in Salford, to try and work out which elements of housing provision have the biggest impact on local people’s wellbeing.
Housing is a broad and complex issue, which in itself is influenced by numerous interlinking factors around demand, population health and welfare support, to name just a few. However, as a national charity, Mind have been conducting research which has highlighted the extent to which many social housing systems fail to meet the needs of their residents – especially those who experience mental health problems.
Through our campaign activity we have spoken to mental health professionals, service users and local residents, who have expressed similar concerns around social housing and the welfare systems that intend to support people to live well.
At Mind in Salford, we believe this urgently needs addressing. Ultimately, we want to influence progressive change in the local housing and welfare systems, that ensures that no person’s wellbeing – whether experiencing a mental health problem or not – is compromised by where they live. However, in order to make this happen, we need to hear the real life experiences of people who currently live (or have previously lived) in social housing in Salford. By filling out the survey below – which should take no longer than 10 minutes – you will be providing valuable insight, which will help us focus on the key issues for Salford residents. We greatly appreciate your support.
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