It is well recognised that there is a correlation between good quality homes and environments and the physical and mental health and wellbeing of those living in them. Conversely, poor housing and environments can have a catastrophic effect upon the health of individuals and communities at great cost to society generally and to the public purse. Our members are proud of having achieved the ‘Decent Homes’ standard set by the government and ensuring that the homes they provide are warm, weatherproof and have reasonably modern facilities. Recent innovation in the passive approach to construction and renovation is enabling further advances upon these standards.
Members are also conscious of the contribution they can make to the improvement of physical and mental health conditions through the acquisition and regeneration of old neighbourhoods which may suffer from overcrowding and lack availability and accessibility of health services, parks, and even stores selling healthy foods at affordable prices
Homelessness remains a major threat to health and we are committed to playing our part in providing solutions.