all party parliamentary group for healthy homes and buildings

What We Do

The APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings believes everyone has the right to live in a home which is healthy. Given we spend 90% of our time indoors the homes and buildings we live, work rest and play in should not cause or exacerbate poor health and wellbeing. The APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings believes that the UK needs to build and retrofit homes and buildings which are safe and healthy. We need homes and buildings which are not just energy efficient; delivering lower energy bills and reducing carbon emissions but that Government need to take a more holistic and joined approach which recognises that health and housing are inextricably linked.

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.

1 in 10 people are living in poor quality housing at a yearly cost of £1.4 billion to the NHS. 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.

Sponsors

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

HHB Manifesto

We support the Healthy Homes Manifesto

Westminster Hall Debate & White Paper Launch Event Photo Gallery

Officers

Who we are

Jim Shannon MP

Chair
Democratic Unionist Party

Mary Glindon MP

Co-Chair
Labour Party



Derek Thomas MP

Secretary
Conservative Party

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.