Moving to healthy homes

Moving to healthy homes COVER

Health starts at home, but for some people, home is making them sick. In this long read, The Health Foundation sets out the health case for change, outlines the principles to create healthy homes - including through the Decent Homes Standard - and calls for a long-term strategy to ensure healthy homes for all.

Detailing the connection between health and housing, the publication also outlines what is meant by 'decent homes', and what a 'healthy home standard' could look like, in terms of thermal comfort, facilities, services and connectivity.

The report also sets out four areas of policy structure and wider changes that can be used to achieve healthy homes, arguing that policymakers can address these issues together.