Community Wellbeing and the Holistic Environment

Community Wellbeing and the Holistic Environment

How does this impact on Community Wellbeing? The environment in which people live directly impacts on their wellbeing - physical and mental. How people feel about where they live matters for wellbeing and also the direct impact of having a better environment in relation to triggering health conditions. Holistically the opportunities they have within their environment for inclusively engaging with cultural, sporting, leisure and educational opportunities.The environment can also impact on how safe people feel, how connected, listened to and supported - all of which impact on people's wellbeing. It is not one thing or the other - it is essential to look at the issue of Community Wellbeing holistically. Why should the Committee focus on this as part of their future work? Community Welbeing relates to physical environment e.g. having green spaces, good community facilities where people can get together. Having towns and villages that are cared for clean, tidy, roads without potholes and any vandalism sorted out quickly. Pollution levels, noise and traffic management are part of this. Opportunities available and spaces/ places for those things to happen and of course accessibility - this includes addressing financial, transport and attitudinal barriers.


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