Reports

Research and findings on urban health.

Children's health and food

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Bryony Hirsch
Bryony Hirsch
Communications Manager
Reports

Expanding free school meals: Exploring the wider economic benefits

We commissioned PwC to undertake wider economic contribution analysis into the expansion of free school meals in London and England.

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Children's mental health

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Lauren Gasser
Lauren Gasser
Communications Manager
Reports

Better SEND support for Black and mixed heritage children and families

We commissioned Global Black Maternal health to lead a research project to better understand the experiences of Black and mixed heritage children and families when a child has special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

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Health effects of air pollution

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Ben Pearce
Ben Pearce
Portfolio Manager
Reports
07 Dec 2023

Helping construction sites to measure polluting emissions

Arup have created an innovative tool, which can help construction companies to plan, monitor, and manage their polluting emissions.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Rachel Pidgeon
Rachel Pidgeon
Portfolio Manager
Reports
24 Oct 2023

Wood burning is more expensive than central heating

There’s a perception that burning wood is a cheaper way to heat a home. New research we’ve supported by Global Action Plan shows not only is that not true, but there are significant hidden costs to burning wood.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Rachel Pidgeon
Rachel Pidgeon
Portfolio Manager
Reports
24 Sep 2023

How to talk about wood burning

Communicating clearly about the connection between wood burning and air pollution could improve public health. That’s why we’re publishing research for councils and campaigners about the most effective ways to talk about wood burning.

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Children's health and food

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Bryony Hirsch
Bryony Hirsch
Communications Manager
Reports
08 Jun 2023

Making a Meal: Reflections on funding mission-driven food ventures

Three years of learnings from our perspective as funder on the Everyday Takeaway project.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Nikita Sinclair
Nikita Sinclair
Portfolio Manager
Reports
23 May 2023

Healthy Streets Southwark

Changes to streets can improve public health.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Kate Langford
Kate Langford
Programme Director
Reports
25 Jan 2023

Our contribution to the Chief Medical Officer’s report on air pollution

In December 2022, the Chief Medical Officer for England – Professor Chris Whitty – published his annual report, and it focused on air pollution. Kate Langford, Programme Director of our Health effects of air pollution programme, and Professor Whitty explain why there is hope in the efforts to improve air quality.

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Children's health and food Good Food Programme

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Impact on Urban Health
Reports

How can innovation support a healthier food industry?

We share our learnings from the Good Food Programme, our unique, cross-sector partnership with Mission Ventures, and our ambitions for the next phase.

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