London Healthy Urban Development Unit (HUDU)

The London Healthy Urban Development Unit is a team of town planners working to maximise the opportunities for aligning the health and planning agendas. The unit engages planners and health professionals to integrate health considerations into planning policy decisions and promote healthy urban development. HUDU has developed tools and guidance to assess the health impacts…

Newham Council: Health in Planning

NHS Newham, now NHS East London and the City, appointed a regeneration manager in 2010 to oversee the health input to a range of projects in the borough, including the 2012 Olympics and the redevelopment of Royal Docks. This joint collaboration between the local authority and the Health Service furthered the health agenda, embedding it…

Incredible Edible Todmorden unlimited

Incredible Edible Todmorden unlimited, based in the Yorkshire market town of Todmorden, aims to provide access to good local food for all. They achieve this through: working together; learning – from field to classroom to kitchen; and supporting local business. From early work on community herb gardens, they have moved to planting and growing vegetables…

Dandelion Time – Kent

Dandelion Time supports children aged 7-16 who are experiencing serious behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, resulting from trauma, abuse, neglect or domestic violence. Dandelion offers an innovative approach working with the child and wider family using a programme of therapeutic farm and craft activities to help them overcome their emotional difficulties, whilst supporting the family…

Newham Council: Health in Planning

NHS Newham, now NHS East London and the City, appointed a regeneration manager in 2010 to oversee the health input to a range of projects in the borough, including the 2012 Olympics and the redevelopment of Royal Docks. This joint collaboration between the local authority and the Health Service furthered the health agenda, embedding it…

Cambridgeshire JSNA for new communities

Cambridgeshire is experiencing significant growth in existing communities and new settlements. NHS Cambridgeshire and Cambridgeshire County Council decided to attempt to identify the characteristics of the population that was likely to live in new communities proposed for the area and what their health needs might be, so that they could better plan to meet those…