NHS to unite councils and housebuilders in new healthy living framework

03rd January 2018

NHS England is to work with local authorities and housing developers across the country as part of a scheme to expand the number of affordable homes available.

This month, it will be inviting applications for housing developers and associations to join a national network that will seek to improve the health of the nation by applying the lessons from the first Healthy New Towns schemes, which saw 10 sites taking part in the pilot.

Ultimately, the framework will see organisations work together to prioritise healthy living schemes in new housing developments “above and beyond current practice.” It will also allow partners to test new ideas, such as fitness adventure trails and tech-enabled homes to help elderly residents.

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