Homes for Health Project in Gorton

Welcome to the Homes for Health Project by CAHN, funded by People’s Health Trust using money raised through Health Lottery North West.


Homes for Health is a priority within the Health Justice Fund. It is a collaboration between the Trust and experts from housing, community, and racial justice civil society organisations, delivering projects that respond to the growing problem of unfit private and social rented homes and their effects on tenants’ physical and mental health. At the centre of the work are marginalised people whose intersecting identities make them more likely to be affected.


People’s Health Trust is an independent charity investing in local communities to help create a society without health inequalities through funding, support and using evidence and learning to influence change. It works closely with six Community Interest Companies raising money through The Health Lottery.

At Homes for Health, we recognise that having a safe, secure, and affordable home is crucial for good health.

Unfortunately, not everyone has access to such housing, leading to a range of physical and mental health issues. Poor housing conditions, including dampness, mold, and inadequate heating, can directly impact respiratory, muscular-skeletal, and cardiovascular health, particularly among vulnerable groups like children and those with low incomes or disabilities.

  • One in five private renters reported that their housing issues or worries made them physically sick. 39% have housing problems or worries that leave them feeling stressed and anxious. [Source: Shelter, 2021, www.england.shelter.org.uk]
  • In the North West of England a third of private rented homes fail to meet the decent homes standard.

The project aims to:

  • Empower tenants, increase awareness of housing rights.
  • Increase involvement of tenants from diverse backgrounds
  • Foster collaboration between tenants, landlords, and community organizations.
  • Improve housing standards and promote equitable health outcomes.

The project objectives are:


  • Establish a Black Caribbean and African tenants’ forum in Gorton
  • Facilitate dialogues with property managers and landlords
  • Organise awareness and well-being events the help residents understand the correlation between their health and housing conditions.
  • Partner with local agencies and service providers to influence enforcement improvement, raise awareness of where poor housing conditions need to be addressed, and co-produce solutions to emerging issues

Get involved with our Forum!


To register your interest call/text 07919 095262.

Full the registration link here: https://forms.office.com/e/cqGwP6XPJy


Questions? Contact us at advocacy@cahn.org.uk   

Funders socials

  • People’s Health Trust
  • Health Lottery North West

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