WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED?
Many share the responsibility for addressing the effects of Climate Change (e.g. pollution and temperature extremes), to deliver Biodiversity enhancement, for the prevention of ill-health and for the promotion of physical health and mental wellbeing. Each has an impact upon health. The Parks for Health Assessment models provide a toolkit to assess the status of each of these criteria, to identify opportunities to improve health and wellbeing, to reduce environmental impact and to deliver biodiversity enhancement. Together these can also often deliver reduced costs in current management and maintenance of Parks and Green Spaces, and future reduction in future costs of clinical interventions and in Adult and Social Care. Landscape Design based upon such assessments provides positive enhancement in each of these important areas.
AS SUCH OUR partnerS CAN COME from MANY SECTORS
National and Local Government, including Councillors, Officers in Public Health, Social Care, Parks and Leisure as well as Planning and Design Departments
TOWN AND PARISH COUNCILS and COMMUNITY GROUPS
Local Councils and community groups with responsibility for local Parks and Green Spaces.
THE NHS, HOSPITAL TRUSTS, CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUPS AND LOCAL GPS
Using Health Assessments and related design provide a vehicle to enhance the local estate, and provides a context to use Parks and Green Spaces within Social Prescribing, as an alternative to clinical interventions.
DEVELOPERS AND HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS
Within the context of Landscape Design, the assessment models provide a toolkit to objectively assess and enhance green spaces within existing developments and proposed Masterplans to optimise the use of green spaces and infrastructure for health and wellbeing, enhance biodiversity and mitigate related impacts of Climate Change.
Maintaining a healthy work force is a priority for all responsible employers. Parks can offer a freely available resource for recreation, physical activity and to reduce stress and mental ill-health. By assessing and developing local Parks for health, it is possible to reduce stress, and encourage physical activity; improving the health and wellbeing among the work force, and increasing happiness, satisfaction and productivity whilst reducing absenteeism.
CHARITIES, THIRD SECTOR AND OTHER INTEREST GROUPS
... promoting health and wellbeing, biodiversity enhancement and addressing environmental impacts associated with climate change.
COMMERCIAL COMPANIES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS
... with a vision for health, biodiversity enhancement and mitigating environmental impacts through their services and equipment.
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