Welcome to the July edition of the BSHF newsletter. This bulletin is circulated to our network of friends and professionals interested in innovative housing issues and we hope that you will enjoy reading about our recent activities.
The community-led housing sector is a diverse one, with a wide range of organisations offering support and advice to communities interested in taking a project forward.
There is a wealth of online information for a range of audiences, whether they are new to the concept of community-led housing or already heavily involved in a project.
In July 2014 BSHF submitted a response to the National Institute for Health Care and Excellence’s (NICE) consultation on excess winter deaths and illnesses and the health risks associated with cold homes. The goal of the proposed guidelines, which are aimed at a range of key stakeholders including health and wellbeing boards and housing and healthcare providers, is to reduce preventable, excess winter deaths and improve health and wellbeing among vulnerable groups.
A commemorative publication featuring the 2013/14 World Habitat Awards at the closing ceremony of the Seventh World Urban Forum in Medellín, Colombia, including detailed descriptions of the World Habitat Award winning projects in Palestine and the USA.