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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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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