The Triple Dividend of Home Improvement: The economic, social and environmental benefits

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This briefing by demos for the Centre of Ageing Better and the Dunhill Medical Trust  provides an overview of key findings and policy recommendations from three previous briefings previously released which looked at; the economic benefits (opens new window), the health and care benefits (opens new window), and the environmental benefits (opens new window) of home improvements.

With an estimated 3.5 million homes in England causing a serious threat to their occupants’ health and safety because of trip hazards, overcrowding, a lack of adequate facilities, and dangerous levels of cold and damp, this new composite briefing outlines the ‘Triple Dividend’ of a comprehensive nationwide programme on home improvement and the system benefits in local economies, the health improvements for local populations and ensuring greater sustainability by reducing our carbon footprint.