Home Comforts - How the design of our homes and neighbourhoods affected our experience of the Covid-19 lockdown

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This report summarises findings of a national survey of 2,500 households (representing 7,200 people) aimed at understanding how well or how poorly the design of our homes and their immediate neighbourhoods supported us during the period of coronavirus lockdown.

Among the findings, a key finding has been: that a garden was the most critical factor for people's comfort in their homes during COVID-19 lockdown.

The report aims to understand what we can learn from this period of unprecedented stress on our home environments. The findings offer insights into how we should be designing or adapting them in the future in order that they are more resilient and better able to support happy and healthy lifestyles.