Healthy Homes and Buildings White Paper

Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings

Released 24th October 2018. Click here to download the White Paper.

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Parliamentary Officers

The Parliamentary officers and members of the APPG represent all nations of the UK and include:


Jim Shannon MP

Jim Shannon MP

Chair & Registered Contact

Democratic Unionist Party

Eddie Hughes MP

Eddie Hughes MP

Co-Chair

Conservative

Mary Glindon MP

Mary Glindon MP

Co-Chair

Labour

Derek Thomas MP

Derek Thomas MP

Secretary

Conservative

David Simpson MP

David Simpson MP

Treasurer

Democratic Unionist Party

Meetings of the APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings

Past Meetings of the All-Pary Parliamentary Group for Healthy Homes and Buildings

Foundations for Change: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings | Feedback Session | 16th April 2018

Driving Integration: Healthy Homes and Buildings | 20th March 2018 | Minutes TBC

Green Paper Evidence Session #3: Unhealthy homes and buildings in focus | 12th December 2017 | Minutes

Green Paper Evidence Session #2: What needs to be done to achieve a healthier built environment? |  21st November 2017Minutes

Green Paper Evidence Session #1: Improving Health Outcomes | 31st October 2017Minutes

Why Healthy Homes and Buildings Matter: Presentation of Healthy Homes and Buildings Green Paper | 4th July 2017

The importance of healthy homes and buildings to mental health and well-being25th April 2017 | Minutes

Contact Us

To find out more about what’s on the agenda, how to become a member of the APPG or how to support the APPG please get in touch.

Registered Office

Jim Shannon MP
House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 7160
Email: [email protected]

The APPG’s full parliamentary register can be found here.

Public Enquiry Point

DevoConnect acts as the secretariat for APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings.

DevoConnect
Work-Place, Churchgate House
Manchester, 56 Oxford Street, M1 6EU
Email: [email protected]


About the APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings

The APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings believes that healthy living and working environments which are efficient and safe really help the most vulnerable in our society. Energy efficient buildings require less energy and help deliver lower energy bills and reduce carbon emissions which benefit the whole of society.

Noise, poor ventilation and air quality also impact on the general health and well being of those who are living and/or working in poor quality and unhealthy environments. The APPG on Healthy Homes and Buildings examines the spectrum of health risks suffered by many living and working in poor accommodation and seeks to raise standards and improve building regulations to ensure that every home and building is fit for purpose and do not create, compound or exacerbate health problems.

The APPG for healthy homes and buildings shines a light on a burgeoning public health problem which needs addressing. How can we make sure our homes and buildings are fit for purpose and comfortable for all? Given that most of us spend the majority of our time “indoors” Parliament needs to recognise that improving indoor air quality is just as much a priority as tackling outdoor air quality.

The APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings looks at the enormous financial savings and cost benefits which could be accrued by raising building and environmental standards and/or retrofitting homes and buildings. Healthy homes and buildings mean:

  • lower costs to the health service
  • better educational attainment
  • lower carbon footprint
  • improved well-being
  • greater life chances, independent living and care

The APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings want to encourage holistic and innovative solutions to tackle the problem of unhealthy homes and buildings and to make sure everyone has the right to live in and/or access homes and buildings which are healthy and improve well-being. Legislators need to recognise the significant health problems exacerbated by unhealthy homes and buildings and welcome smarter and more efficient design and development.

To find out more about what’s on the agenda, how to become a member of the APPG or how to support the APPG please get in touch.

The APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings is kindly sponsored by: