Helen Garrett

Helen Garrett

Helen has worked on a number of policy reviews for DCLG (Department of Communities and Local Government) and well as contributing to the English House Condition Survey/English House Survey data reconciliation process, data analyses and report writing required for the annual reports since 2008. Helen currently manages the EHS reporting process on behalf of BRE. She previously had a long career in social housing, both within housing needs and housing strategy teams.

Helen has been a major contributor to a number of housing related reports. These include the DCLG scoping study into accessibility and adaptability, DCLG Review of Major Works Bills for council leaseholders and the DCLG Review of the Disabled Facilities Grant Methodology and Means Test.

Better Housing briefing papers


  • Piddington J, Garrett H and Nowak, T Housing in the UK: National comparisons in typology, condition and the costs of poor housing, BRE FB62, Bracknell, IHS BRE Press, 2013.
  • Davidson M, Nicol S, Roys M, Garrett H, Beaumont A and Turner C, The cost of poor housing in Northern Ireland, BRE FB45, Bracknell, IHS BRE Press, 2012.
  • Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), Disabled Facilities Grant allocation methodology and means test, 2011.