HEALTHY HOMES AND BUILDINGS WHITE PAPER LAUNCH 

Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings

17:00 – 19:00, Wednesday 24th October 2018; Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament

The White Paper will highlight the significant health problems generated by unhealthy homes and buildings and provides policy recommendations to Government on what needs to be done to improve the quality and standard the UK’s living and working environments.

The launch event will bring together a range of stakeholders and MPs who have been involved in crafting the White Paper, and consider its recommendations.  We will also be seeking to showcase innovation, design and ideas on how best to improve the nation’s health and wellbeing by improving indoor environments. 

Register via [email protected].

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Building our Future: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings

Most of us typically spend 90% of our time inside buildings of one sort or another.

Therefore, our homes and buildings should first and foremost be designed for people. Creating comfortable living and working conditions is critical to our general happiness, health, well-being and successful education.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Healthy Homes and Buildings highlights the health and cost benefits which can be derived from constructing our buildings and homes to the highest levels of comfort and energy efficiency.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Healthy Homes and Buildings Green Paper, Building our Future: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings sets out key recommendations on what needs to be done to ensure that all our homes and buildings are healthy and do not create or exacerbate health issues.

Building our Future: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings: Draft Paper can be read and downloaded here.

 Responding to the Green Paper

The consultation for the Green Paper is now closed. Thank you to all that submitted to the consultation and who provided oral evidence. A revised version of the Green Paper will be released during 2018. Further details will be released shortly.

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

Philippa Whitford MP

Philippa Whitford MP

Co-Chair

Scottish National Party

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: