Improving health through the home: a checklist for local plans and policies

How to review local plans to make sure they consider home and housing circumstances, and their effect on health.



The right home environment is essential to health and wellbeing, across the life course.

This checklist helps people in the public health system to review local plans for health and wellbeing, to see whether they have considered and planned for the effect of homes and housing circumstances on health.

The guidance accompanying this checklist gives you more information about sources of support, types of plans you can use the checklist to assess, and how to approach the review process.

Published 10 November 2016