Welcome?

Welcome to Construction and Health & Wellbeing. In this theme, you will learn about the power of the built environment to create spaces and places that keep us happy, healthy, active and included, whatever our age or ability.

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Construction and Accessible Design?

Accessibility and inclusion are important for us all to be able to use the places and spaces around us, especially if our health declines. How can construction create spaces that support people with challenging health conditions?

Construction and Health?

The streets where we live can play a big part in how safe we feel, and how likely we are to exercise or be active outdoors. How can construction help to design streets that encourage us to live a more healthy lifestyle?

Construction and Children’s Play?

Within every urban space there are certain areas for children's play. Some were designed, some were just adopted by children for their purpose. How can construction make sure all children have access to play?
1. Instructions from your Supervisor

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The NHS has developed several comprehensive tools to assess the health service requirements and cost impacts of new residential developments.

One of these tools – the Healthy Urban Development Unit Model – helps to inform the Healthy Streets Indicators.

Healthy streets should be welcoming places for everyone to walk, spend time in and engage in community life. The whole community should feel comfortable and safe on our streets at all times. People should not feel worried about road danger or experience threats to their personal safety. Making streets easier to cross is important to encourage more walking and to connect communities. People prefer direct routes and being able to cross streets at their convenience. Physical barriers and fast moving or heavy traffic can make streets difficult to cross.

A lack of resting places can limit mobility for certain groups of people. Ensuring there are places to stop and rest benefits everyone, including local businesses, as people will be more willing to visit, spend time in, or meet other people on our streets.

People are more likely to use our streets when their journey is interesting and stimulating, with attractive views, buildings, planting and street art and where other people are using the street. They will be less dependent on cars if the shops and services they need are within short distances so they do not need to drive to get to them.

We want to ensure that our new residential development includes these kinds of healthy streets.

I have a task that needs completing, and I’d really like your help.

I would like you to complete an online registration form to confirm healthy streets in our housing development. 

I’ve included the resources you need to complete the task, including documents, images, videos and templates. They should give you plenty of ideas and information.

Follow the instructions, and when you’re ready, complete your task. All this should take you about 45 minutes.

When you’re finished with your task, you can learn more about the employers, job roles and projects in this area of construction.

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