CIH Scotland welcomes new public health body
The establishment of Public Health Scotland presents an opportunity to refocus efforts on reducing health inequalities through prevention and partnership working.
In its response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the new body, CIH Scotland has highlighted the vital role that housing has in supporting better health and wellbeing.
Ashley Campbell, Policy and Practice Manager at CIH Scotland said:
“Housing is a basic human need and we know that good quality housing and housing support services are essential for people’s physical and mental health. Strong communities promote social cohesion and can help to facilitate exercise and enjoyment of our green spaces.”
“If the Government’s ambition is to reduce inequalities and support people to live healthier lifestyles, housing must have a central role to play in meeting Public Health Scotland’s vision.”
Notes to Editors
1. The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards. Our goal is simple – to provide housing professionals with the advice, support and knowledge they need to be brilliant. CIH is a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation. This means that the money we make is put back into the organisation and funds the activities we carry out to support the housing sector. We have a diverse membership of people who work in both the public and private sectors, in 20 countries on five continents across the world. Further information is available at www.cih.org
2. Read CIH Scotland’s response to the consultation here: http://www.cih.org/publication-free/display/vpathDCR/templatedata/cih/publication-free/data/Scotland/CIH_Scotland_response_new_Public_Health_Body
3. For further information, please contact Ashley Campbell, policy and practice manager at CIH Scotland at firstname.lastname@example.org