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The aim of the three-year cycle BOOM project, funded by the EPSRC under the UK Research Council’s Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Programme, was to develop a better understanding of how the design of the built environment and technology shapes engagement with, and experience of cycling as people get older and how this affects their independent mobility, health and wellbeing.

Date and Time: 
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 09:30 to 18:00

11 November 2016, 09.30 - 18.00, Barking, London

Barking Riverside is one of the most ambitious and important new developments in the UK and an NHS England designated Healthy New Towns demonstrator site. We aim to design and deliver interventions which increase healthy life expectancy, reduce health inequalities, and support inclusion and healthy ageing for all those living and working in the locality.

Date and Time: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 09:30 to 16:00

London

This seminar will examine the role of outdoor environments in supporting physical activity and associated health and wellbeing amongst older people. Outdoor environments have significant potential to promote, support and motivate physical activity, whether recreational or functional. 

The seminar will include sessions on:

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has released two reports on the effect of a changing climate in care settings and on public health. Care provision fit for a future climate is one of the first studies to examine the risks of overheating in the UK care sector.  The study found that there are already overheating risks in care homes today, which will be exacerbated by climate change.  It recommends that designers, development teams, care home managers and staff need to recognise that excessive heat as well as cold can be a health risk.  It also recommends enhanced regulations, stand

The Centre for Sustainable Energy’s research team, in partnership with the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), have devised a toolkit to help local organisations assess what difference their fuel poverty schemes make to the health and wellbeing of target users. 

This project, commissioned by Natural England, in collaboration with Dementia Adventure, the Mental Health Foundation and Innovations in Dementia, aims to investigate what the key benefits are from engaging with the natural environment, for people living with dementia, what the barriers are to them doing the; and what changes could be brought in to make the natural environment more accessible for people living with dementia.

Health Impact Assessment training course

By Editor on 6th April 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, June 17, 2016 - 17:00

University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is offering a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) course on the potential impacts on population health and wellbeing of policies, plans (local, neighbourhood, master, regeneration, air quality, transport, etc), programmes, projects (including development proposals with 2017 in mind for Europe), both now and into the future.

For further information contact impact@liverpool.ac.uk.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 09:30 to 16:00

Sheffield

The Outdoor Recreation Network’s research seminar, organised in conjunction with the Canal & River Trust and Sheffield Hallam University, will be focusing on the massive growth in digital data and new technologies, which are opening up new and exciting opportunities to research and understand the outdoor recreation market.

IMPACT Courses on Health Impact Assessment

By Bridget Elliott on 7th October 2015
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 09:00 to Friday, November 13, 2015 - 17:00

University of Liverpool, UK

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