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The link between inadequate housing and poor physical and mental health that costs the NHS £2.5 bn a year is among the key themes of a new NHBC Foundation publication.
This relationship with health is explored in ‘40 facts: homes, housing and house building today’, which looks at a range of issues related to the industry as it keeps up with the ever-changing UK population.
Contributing factors include the age and condition of the house and hazards that pose an immediate risk to a person’s health and safety. These include serious damp and mould, trip hazards and dangerous electrics.
The key findings of the report included:
NHBC’s Head of Standards, Innovation and Research Neil Smith said:
“We have gathered together some interesting facts about UK housing and house building to give you a picture of the homes we live in today.
“One key area which demands attention is the link we explore between poor housing and poor physical and mental health. As the population ages it’s important that we take into account issues that have an impact on the health of homeowners and tailor output to meet the needs of all buyer types, particularly those in or approaching retirement.”
For more information and to download the publication, please visit the NHBC Foundation website.
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