Let’s build quality of life together

Progress Report 2019-2022

The Quality of Life Foundation has come a long way since its inception in 2019. Our Progress Report shares our story, what we have achieved since those early days, and takes a look forward to what we plan to achieve in the future.

Landsec joins as core partner

The UK property developer and investor will join the Quality of Life Foundation as a strategic advisor, inputting into our work programme, panel discussions and workshops.

Associates’ Workshop: Social Value 2.0

Chris Paddock (PRD) and Will Watt (State of Life) head a discussion around how social value, and the effective measurement of it, has become essential in knowing just what effect new homes and neighbourhoods have on people’s health and wellbeing.

The UK needs more and better-quality homes. But there is too much short-term thinking 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 will result in public apathy and distrust in developers and councils. We want to change this by finding longterm, evidence-based solutions to these challenges.

The Quality of Life Framework brings together all of the Foundation’s work to date into six overriding themes; Control, Health, Nature, Wonder, Movement and Belonging. It offers practical steps to how communities, developers and local authorities can create better places for people to live by placing greater emphasis on health and wellbeing.