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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

Mary Glindon MP

Mary Glindon MP



Derek Thomas MP

Derek Thomas MP



Paul Girvan MP

Paul Girvan MP


Democratic Unionist Party

Marco Longhi MP

Marco Longhi MP

Vice Chair

Conservative Party

Earl John Lytton

Earl John Lytton

Vice Chair

Crossbench Peer

Read the Healthy Homes and Buildings APPG White Paper ‘Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Building’

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

Read our submission to the Environmental Audit Committee on Energy Efficiency in Existing Homes

Read the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Report

 ‘The inside story: Health effects of indoor air quality on children and young people’

Released 28th January 2020. Click here to download the report.

Read the NICE guidelines on ‘Improving indoor air quality’

Released January 2020. Click here to download the report.

Click here to download our infographic of the key concerns.

Meetings of the APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings

The APPG will continue during the Covid-19 emergency but in respecting social distancing rules, meetings will be virtual. Please keep in touch for more updates via our Twitter.

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

Green Retrofit Session: How do we retrofit healthier homes and places in recovery? | Thursday 13th May – Full recording available here

Time for a Healthy Home Revolution: How the North West of England can lead the way | Thursday 25th February | Full recording available here

Healthy Homes and Buildings Good Governance Summit with Chris Pincher MP | Tuesday 8th December 2020 | Full recording available here

Planning for Healthy Homes and Buildings | 17th September 2020 | Healthy Homes Bill available here

‘Bridging the Health Gap: Why Housing is a Health Issue’ with Lord Best, Professor Stephen Holgate and Shadow Housing Secretary, Thangam Debbonaire MP |  16th July 2020 | Full recording

Inaugural Meeting to discuss the 2020 Agenda and Re-elect Officers | 22nd January 2020 | Minutes

White Paper Meeting with Minister for Housing, Kit Malthouse MP | 13th May 2019 | Minutes

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

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

New Sponsor

“The SEA’s vision is to create living and working spaces fit for future generations by ensuring that buildings are energy efficient, net-zero carbon, warm and healthy. While much progress is being made to develop policy for delivering low carbon buildings, the same can not be said for health and wellbeing. There is a real danger that a focus solely on carbon could actually exacerbate unhealthy homes and with many of us having spent a year indoors, due to Covid-19, the quality of the indoor built environment has never been so important. The SEA wishes to work with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Healthy Homes and Buildings to drive policy change where it is needed, ensuring that homes are improved holistically to elevate occupants health whilst lowering carbon emissions.” Jade Lewis, Chief Executive, Sustainable Energy Association

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.

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: