Our aim is to raise people’s quality of life. We do this by making wellbeing central to the way we create and care for our homes and communities.
Welcome to the Quality of Life Foundation.
The UK needs more and better-quality homes. But there is too much short-term thinking. This is the case in the housing sector, local and national government.
This can result in developments that are of poor quality, badly designed or built in the wrong place. These are bad for both people and the planet. And they will result in public apathy and distrust in developers and councils.
The Quality of Life Foundation is working with thought leaders, decision makers and the public to change this. We want to create a national ‘coalition of the willing’ to find longterm, evidence-based solutions to these challenges.
Our response to the Government's Planning White Paper puts wellbeing at the heart of how we create and care for our homes and communities.
- Our review of the government’s planning white paper, Planning for the Future, has been informed by our in-depth research, before and during lockdown, into what individuals think makes a good place to live.
- While we believe the paper offers complex and thoughtful solutions to longstanding and major problems, we have identified areas where greater detail or further thought are needed.
- In general, we would urge the Government to clarify just how local communities and local authorities are to be involved and supported through this process so we can change the UK housing model
from one of short-term gain to long-term social, economic and environmental success.