Much work has been carried out on establishing the links between poor housing and ill health, and increasingly on the links between sustainable, well-designed homes and better health and wellbeing in residents. However, this evidence has not yet had an impact in
This report is about beginning a concerted effort to shift the market towards a focus on the mental, social and physical health and wellbeing of the people who occupy the homes we build and retrofit.
It is aimed at all those with a role in developing, designing, delivering or managing housing, and is focused on general needs homes in the UK housing sector. We aim to gather and distil the most compelling evidence and advice about building and neighbourhood design features which can enhance the health and wellbeing of residents.
The report also explores the ‘value’ case for action. Through a combination of a literature review, dialogue with housing providers and dedicated consumer research undertaken by one of our task group members, Saint-Gobain, we demonstrate that there is a compelling business case for the industry to focus on health and wellbeing in residential property.
By the end of this CPD you will be able to
• Explain the importance of health & well-being in the residential sector
• List major design consideration for health and well-being in the residential sector
• Describe relevant case studies and viewpoints relevant to healthy homes
• Briefly explain strategies for retrofitting
• Describe healthy homes indicators and matrices
Health and Safety, Inclusive Design, Regulations and Legal, Residential, Sustainability