Social cohesion, mental wellbeing and health-related quality of life among a cohort of social housing residents in Cornwall: a cross sectional study

Andrew James Williams, Kath Maguire, Karyn Morrissey, Tim Taylor, Katrina Wyatt

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Abstract

Research and policy have identified social cohesion as a potentially modifiable determinant of health and wellbeing that could contribute to more sustainable development. However, the function of social cohesion appears to vary between communities. The aim of this study was to analyse the levels of, and associations, between social cohesion, mental wellbeing, and physical and mental health-related quality of life among a cohort of social housing residents from low socioeconomic status communities in Cornwall, UK. Social housing is below market-rate rental accommodation made available to those in certain health or economic circumstances. These circumstances may impact on the form and function of social cohesion.
Original languageEnglish
Article number985
Number of pages15
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Social cohesion
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Health
  • Social housing
  • Social capital

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