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Groundwork and Health

Groundwork activity impacting on the health of local communities

Groundwork works in areas with some of the highest deprivation indices in the country. Evidence shows that there are positive relationships between health benefits and proximity of green spaces and that this is strongest for lower socio economic groups.1

The type of activities that we are involved in include:

The natural environment and health

1 De Vries S., Verheij R. and Groenewgen PP. (2000) Nature and health; an exploratory investigation of the relationship between health and green space in the living environment Mes en Maatschappij 75;4 320-339

2 Jackson, L.E. The relationship of urban design to human health and condition - Landscape and Urban Planning 64 191-2 (2003)

3 Health inequalities and environmental justice; towards an evidence base and Green Alliance - 2003 - A Green Bill of Health London