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Health and Housing Project

Colchester Borough Council are running a Health and Housing Project to promote the services of the Private Sector Housing Team.

This project has initial funding for a two year period. 

The main aim is to improve existing links and forge new links primarily with health and social care partners, but also with other organisations. We want all professionals and voluntary services who visit peoples' homes to be aware of how poor housing conditions can affect the health and/or safety of the occupier or their visitor; and to know who they can contact when conditions cause concern.

The Project Team are happy to visit any professional or voluntary partners to explain how they can be instrumental in improving living conditions, the various hazards that can be considered under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, and how referrals to the Council can be made easily. The Team can also signpost to other services where relevant.

Dedicated referral forms have already been prepared for use by:-

GP surgeries

Care advisors

Hospital Integrated Discharge Team

Essex Child and Wellbeing Family Welfare Service


Adult Social Services

Age Concern

Age UK


One Support

Open Road



Zone Wardens

​​Home From Hospital


If you are from one of these services you can download the appropriate dedicated form and e-mail the referral to

If your profession is not on the list above and you feel your service users would benefit from housing improvements please contact the Health and Housing Project Officers by e-mailing

If you are concerned about your own living conditions please Contact the Private Sector Housing Team(.

All feedback is greatly appreciated.  If you have used the services of the Health and Housing Project Team we would be grateful if you would complete a Customer Satisfaction Survey.

pdf icon Private Sector Housing Customer Charter [88kb]