Home improvement: a triple dividend – Part One

The Triple Dividend Briefing Series: In this first of three briefings, we’ve worked with Demos and the Centre for Ageing Better in recommending policy solutions that will enable more people to enjoy the benefits of a good home, not the costs of a bad home.

Safe and decent homes are the foundations on which people build good lives and have healthier later life outcomes. This is why we’re joining with Demos and the Centre for Ageing Better in calling for cross-departmental support and a single Minister to invest now in interventions which not only benefit individuals in terms of improving their health and well-being, but also reduce some of the pressure on our health and social care services and support national action towards meeting New Zero obligations.

The report estimates the economic returns of implementing these policy interventions could be as high as £10bn a year, whilst creating over 100,000 new job opportunities and stimulating a multiplier effect with additional social and environmental benefits.

Read the first of the series here.