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The Riviera Housing and Health Survey


The project aims: (1) To describe the health, particularly mental health, and well being of the residents of the social housing in Torquay, the condition of their housing and income. (2)To explore the relationships between physical and mental health, income and housing conditions. (3) To pave the way for two parallel studies: the first a randomised trial of whole house upgrades among a selected population in Torbay, and the second a randomised study with a factorial design attempting to tease out the differential effects of individual elements of a house upgrading programme.