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21 October - 17 November
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Under One Roof: Pets, Renting and Our Homes

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Lifelong wellbeing theme

What’s on offer?

Tune in to this thought-provoking episode of "Under One Roof" as we explore the deep bond between humans and their four-legged companions within the context of rental housing.

This episode is part of a special ESRC Festival of Social Sciences season on the podcast “Under One Roof”. The episode will be available on major streaming providers.

What’s it about?

Join us for a captivating episode of "Under One Roof" as we explore the connection between pets, renting, and the concept of home within the context of lifelong wellbeing. In this engaging discussion, hosts Dr Julie Ellis and Dr Tom Simcock, along with guest Barry Webb from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, delve into the joys and challenges of living with pets in rented spaces.

Discover the importance of pet-friendly policies, the well-being benefits of furry friends, and how pets truly make a house a home.

Tune in for stories, practical advice, and a celebration of the unconditional love our pets bring to our lives. Don't miss this episode that highlights the significance of pets in the pursuit of lifelong well-being and happiness.

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Tom Simcock - University of Huddersfield

Dr Julie Ellis - University of Huddersfield

Open to


Of particular interest to

Housing professionals

Housing, psychology and sociology students Anyone with an interest in the subject area

Scheduling information

The episode is available on major streaming providers including:


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Search for “Under One Roof” podcast on major platforms, or use the above links to find the episode on your platform of choice.