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Tackling overcrowding in england: self assessment for councils

Living in overcrowded accommodation can have a devastating effect on families. If a home is overcrowded it can affect health and educational…

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Living in overcrowded accommodation can have a devastating effect on families. If a home is overcrowded it can affect health and educational attainment and can impact negatively on life chances. In December 2007 the government outlined its strategy to tackle overcrowding. This self-assessment toolkit is intended to support housing providers by offering practical tips on how to develop their own strategy and action plan to assist those households worst affected by overcrowding.