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Without the building blocks of health and wellbeing – such as good jobs, quality homes, a healthy environment – the country will not thrive. In far too many of our communities, these building blocks are crumbling. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way Health Foundation analysis using ONS, life expectancy at birth by MSOA, England, 2015-2019

In some parts of Britain, people live
16 years longer than in others. Poor housing, stressful jobs, and the air we breathe is impacting our health and wellbeing every day. Millions of us aren’t as well as we could or should be.

Let’s Give Britain a Clean Bill 
Of Health

We need all government departments to work together to prioritise what makes us healthy – the building blocks of health and wellbeing – in everything they do. We need a Bill of Health.

What’s Your Life Expectancy?

Our #LivesCutShort campaign highlights the gap in average life expectancy across different postcodes in the UK, showing that where you’re born can impact how long you live.

We raise awareness of what shapes health

We influence policymaking and practice



We’re often told that our health is down to a combination of our genes and individual choices, but research has shown that’s only part of the story.

The world around us shapes our health and the wellbeing of society overall – from quality homes that are warm and safe, to stable jobs, clean air, neighbourhoods with green space, and social connections. All of these things impact our health and how long we live.

But these building blocks of health aren’t available to everyone in the same way. Right now, in the UK, things like poverty and poor living conditions are damaging health and wellbeing and cutting lives short.

We’re campaigning to change that; to shape a society where each of us has access to the building blocks of health.



Our health is shaped by the world around us – from good-quality homes, to stable jobs, social connections, and neighbourhoods with green space and clean air. These factors are what we call the building blocks of health and wellbeing. While access to health and social care impacts our health and wellbeing, these building blocks have a far stronger impact.


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