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Scotland's Housing And Regeneration Project (SHARP).


Completed Start date 2002 End date 2008

This collaborative project was funded by Chief Scientist Office and Communities Scotland, and involved a quasi-experimental investigation of the health effects of urban regeneration and new social housing.

A total of approximately 330 households were followed over two years in a longitudinal assessment of the health and related effects of major housing improvement across Scotland. A matched comparison group was also interviewed, and additional qualitative research has been carried out to explore the impact of the intervention in more depth. 

The study is carried out jointly with Professor Ade Kearns and the Department of Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow. The study built on work previously conducted in a systematic review of housing improvement and health and the Renton Study.

The findings are available on the findings page