Find out about health and housing in Welwyn Hatfield.
Living in Welwyn Hatfield
Housing has a significant role to play in maintaining and improving the quality of life and contributes to a range of health outcomes. Poor quality housing can have significant negative effects on many health problems including respiratory illness, hypothermia, heart attacks and strokes. Associated stress and anxiety caused by substandard housing can also increase the risk of mental health conditions and cold or overcrowded conditions can have negative effects in children's educational development and their long-term opportunities of sustained employment.
A 'decent home', where we feel safe and warm, is central to our healthy life expectancy and good housing standards contribute to the Public Health Outcomes Framework, and to other priority areas within the Hertfordshire Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
The Welwyn Hatfield Housing department is here to help you with information about council and social housing, new housing developments and has advice for homeowners, landlords and private renters.Click the link to find out more
Allotments are great healthy places to be
The Welwyn Hatfield borough has a large allotment community with over 40 allotment sites across the borough. Whether you would like to grow more of your own food for health reasons or you just love gardening or you are keen to be more active managing your own allotment can offer many health benefits.If you would like to register for an allotment or find out more about allotments click the link to find out more.