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ASSESSMENT BRIEF TASK: a 2500 word article that would be suitable for publication in a professional journal TITLE: “Select a defined community and demonstrate the effectiveness of intervention(s) or strategies in promoting environment, housing and wellbeing.” This is an individual piece of work, presented in article style, suitable for publication in a professional journal. Your mark is based on content and academic requirements as if an essay (including referencing etc.) You should indicate why you have selected this community with reference to health and wellbeing needs and how and why these might be effectively addressed. ASSESSMENT CRITERIA- ESSAY Demonstrate ability to select and justify the use of a marginalised community Demonstrate ability to investigate and critically appraise the relationships of environment and housing on health and wellbeing and needs of a community/group. Demonstrate capacity to critically reflect on a range of factors affecting marginal communities. Critically examine the strategic approaches and interventions involved in meeting the needs of communities. GUIDELINES 1. Introduction 2. Housing, Environment, Health and Wellbeing: Conceptualise housing as a wider determinant beyond the individual and its impact upon health and wellbeing. Why is housing important to wellbeing, health and need? What are the links- any strategic or theoretical frameworks? What definition/theoretical perspectives/definitions/concepts of wellbeing and housing will you use and apply to the article? How will it assist in shedding light on the community and provide a wider framework to locate the communities and interventions you will choose. 3. The Community and its needs: The type of community I want to study is homeless people and the types of wellbeing and housing issue they are faced with. Why would one select this community? Is it a community, for example, targeted in government policy or salient in current public health and wellbeing policy/literature? 4. What current strategies and interventions are currently out there that may be successful and produce effective outcomes as far as my community is concerned? Why is it successful in enhancing wellbeing, housing and environment? Has it been effectively reviewed and evaluated. It is likely that the interventions, on the whole, will be local, geographical and targeted at my community. Is this something which is effective? Does it balance community versus individuals’ needs? Does the community itself report that it works? Are there barriers and facilitators to successful design and implementation? Of course, not all these questions/issues will be relevant, depending on my article, but they can provide a backdrop to helping you to think about effectiveness and non-effectiveness potentially. Don’t worry if they do not all apply or you think of others. Focus and clarity of structure is what a professional article requires. Practitioners like to know the practicalities and what works or does not. 5. Conclusion and Recommendations: Articles tend to have a recommendations and conclusions section to finish off (much like your other essays and projects). What can you conclude about the effectiveness of the interventions? Can it be improved given specific housing needs? Might you suggest the need for more research into the community outcomes? Might you see it potentially as something they the government could make more of given current policy discourse? Can you suggest anything to assist professionals and practitioners?