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Place Standard assesses how your environment influences health and wellbeing

NHS Health Scotland and partners have today published a short film about the Place Standard >, a tool that supports people to assess the health and wellbeing impacts of the places and spaces in which they live and work.

According to NHS Health Scotland, the people who live in a community are best placed to design the spaces and places where they live and work, to ensure that they promote good health and reduce health inequalities, and the Place Standard > tool can help with this. 

The tool provides a simple framework to structure conversations about place and community. Its questionnaire format allows you to think about and assess:

  • the physical environment - the buildings, streets, public spaces and natural spaces that make up a place
  • the social environment - the relationships, social contact and support networks that make up a community.

Carry out your own Place Standard assessment >

A new film has been produced to help people understand how the Place Standard can be used.

You can also read the Place Standard process evaluation - year one > to find out more about how the tool has been implemented in Scotland.

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