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.
Findings from our new, nationwide research highlight how fundamental a sense of community is to people's quality of life.
Research undertaken before and during lockdown reveals how feeling part of a community is key to how we experience our neighbourhoods.
The research also underlines the link between the built environment – our buildings, streets and shops – and quality of life.
The research, which surveyed people in various locations across the UK before and during lockdown, showed that people experience wellbeing through their local communities. Likewise, it is through their local communities that people develop a sense of belonging and an appreciation of the built environment in which they live.
The full results of the survey will be made public 1st September 2020. If you would like to be updated, sign up to our newsletter below.