• housing is designed for communities of all age groups, abilities, ethnic backgrounds and needs, living near to and supporting each other
  • fuel poverty is eliminated because all housing has been built or retrofitted to meet the best energy efficiency standards
  • more people work from home and so are part of the community throughout the day, able to look out for neighbours and helping to sustain local shops and businesses
  • young people, the elderly and the disadvantaged live alongside each other in the community and learn from each other

Everyone can be both mentally and physically healthy

  • we have a holistic approach to health, tackling underlying causes whether physical, psychological, social or environmental. We aim for ‘well-being’ and at prevention rather than treatment
  • GP surgeries work more closely with local community groups to encourage / promote healthier living more physical exercise, healthier eating
  • patients are linked with nonmedical support within their community through ‘social prescribing’
  • nutritious, pollutant-free, affordable food is available to all and is provided in all public institutions
  • Air pollution is at levels where it does not affect people’s health.
  • A supportive community leads to better mental health
  • Everyone has access to green, unpolluted spaces for recreation and enjoyment
  • Sports facilities are available to all
  • More people choose to walk and cycle on a regular basis because safe and pollution-free walking and cycle-ways are provided that go where people want, and need, to go
  • School children, and adults, learn how to keep themselves both mentally and physically healthy
  • Alcohol and drug-misuse are much reduced by ensuring that a supportive and healthy environment is available to everyone and that help is available for those who need it
  • Everyone has access to free, high quality care for all health problems, both physical and mental. Health practitioners have the time to look at the whole person, not just immediate symptoms.

High quality education for all

  • Teachers have the time they need to prepare high quality lessons and are not over-burdened with administrative tasks.
  • To encourage learning, school pupils spend time each day out-of-doors and /or engaging in physical activity
  • School playing fields and outdoor /green areas within schools are protected and expanded and pupils are encouraged to make use of these areas during break times.
  • Free, pollutant-free, nutritious school lunches are available for all school pupils.
  • School pupils are given psychological support, where necessary, to allow them to learn effectively.
  • Schools have high quality facilities for teaching all subjects.
  • Technical /practical studies are encouraged on an equal basis to more academic studies in schools.
  • Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of areas for all those who want them.
  • A wide range of affordable education and training is available to adults close to where they live
  • Rural schools are kept open

Rewarding jobs for all

  • Everyone who is able can find a rewarding and suitable job
  • The increased use of locally produced goods and services provides many more local jobs
  • individual and community capacity and skills grow through development of locally-based and locally-run business and social enterprises, including co-operatives
  • Training /apprenticeships are available in a wide range of fields
  • Small, sustainable businesses are supported and encouraged to expand the number of jobs they provide
  • Job sharing /flexible hours are encouraged
  • Job security and good working conditions are mandatory.

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