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Healthy Places focuses on areas that are new, interesting, often not fully understood, or, not previously recognised at all as having the potential to impact and change local environments to improve the health and wellbeing of communities.

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What Healthy Places is, what the resource has to offer and how to use it.
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Practical examples of how law and policy have been used to promote healthier local places.

Access to healthy food

To make healthy food choices, healthy food options need to be available and accessible. 

Active communities
Healthy, active lives can be fostered through the creation of more activity-friendly places.

Alcohol control
Local areas have the ability to control alcohol retail as part of building healthier communities.

Enable active travel
Walking and cycling provide opportunities for everyday physical activity.

Healthy housing

Increasing evidence shows that home environments have an impact across the life course on health and wellbeing.

Cold Homes & NCDs

The season has started to change with cooler temperatures and shorter days. This is an important time of year to make sure communities understand the impact living in cold, damp homes can have on the development and worsening of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) - and what resources are available for preventing and mitigating those effects, and assisting those most at risk.

Fuel Poverty & Health Toolkit


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