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Where You Live Can Affect Your Health and Wellbeing

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‘Where you live can affect your health and well-being’. Using examples from Block 3, discuss this statement in relation to both the negative and positive impact that neighbourhoods can have for people who live there.

This essay will focus on the statement which is ‘where you live can affect your health and well-being’. This assignment is based on how the neighbourhoods in which we live in can make a huge impact on an individual’s health and well-being. This essay will also explain how in some deprived neighbourhoods there can be a negative impact on an individual such as low income, unemployment and poor education, poor schools etc, and also how some neighbourhoods may have a positive impact for the people who live there for example the thornhill plus you project. This will outline the disadvantages and advantages for people who live in different types of neighbourhoods. It will also explain the views of people within theses neighbourhoods, their views and perspectives of the neighbourhoods in which they live in.

The kings fund definition of a ‘healthy neighbourhood’ is a place “where people feel safe, where the environment is clean and unpolluted, where people feel included, where people feel confident about expressing their health needs, where new and creative ideas are encouraged, and which is connected to the opportunities offered by the wider community.” (Cited in block 3 unit 9 p 2 0. So what the kings fund is suggesting is ‘amenities’ good quality houses, schools etc, ‘local knowledge’ what residents need and what will work, ‘services that are accessible’ organisations in the neighbourhoods, ‘employment opportunities’ work opportunities in the local area, and lastly ‘funding and other kinds of support’ government or council investing in the areas. (Block 3 unit 9 p 2 0-2 1). if all these things are in practice you could see a very positive impact on a persons health and well-being.

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