Insights on the assets and risks of urban environment, diversity and deprivation
Our boroughs are more than twice as densely populated as the London average and are highly diverse - over 300 languages are spoken locally. The two areas rank among the most deprived places in the country.
Despite the many works on urban health and wellbeing, relatively little is known about the cumulative impact of urban living, diversity and deprivation on health. Through this report, we set out to look at how these characteristics may combine to play a part in local health - whether it be protecting health or putting it at risk.
Key findings from our exploration into the combined impact of urban environment, diversity and deprivation in health.Read more
Our boroughs are examples of developed inner-cities. This work addressing our health challenges can be relevant in other cities too.Read more
"The big question is how this knowledge can be used to help the health system adapt to this reality?"
The King's Fund's Senior Fellow Dave Buck on our report
'There are so many green areas - everything that I need is within walking distance.'Watch film
'If I lived anywhere other than London I would be much less independent.'Watch film
'When you have an issue with social housing you pray, but understand that if you don't get it, it's gone to someone who needed it more.'Watch film
'You need to know the process. Where to call to get attention. People can’t do that and they get lost in the system.'Watch film