The cost of poor housing in Wales

It makes sense to invest in improving housing rather than paying for the consequences of poor housing – damaged physical and mental health and reduced wellbeing and prosperity – through the NHS and other agencies.

This is among the conclusions of research commissioned by the BRE Trust, Public Health Wales and the Welsh Government into ‘the full cost of poor housing in Wales’, which also found that tackling poor housing conditions does not have to be expensive and has multiple benefits.

The full report can be downloaded here: The cost of poor housing in Wales