What the Land Trust believes
We believe that everyone should have access to good quality green space because well managed green spaces have multiple positive benefits on people’s health and wellbeing. These include:
We make a demonstrable contribution to health objectives by providing safe, clean, green, accessible environments for people to use and enjoy as well as through our other objectives for environment, education and social cohesion.
What we want to achieve
We want decision makers across all sectors, including health professionals, transport and infrastructure leaders, developers, planners and local authorities to recognise the value of green spaces to society and maximise opportunities for green spaces and green infrastructure to be embedded into all aspects of society.
What we are doing
We are working at national and local levels to champion the importance of green spaces on public health.
We are using different methods of valuing our green spaces, from social value assessments and natural capital accounting to demonstrate in monetary terms how people’s health and wellbeing improves with access to good quality green space and using this to engage with policy makers.
For some children it's probably their first encounter with wildlife, so for them it's a really good educational place.
Emily, Site Ranger, Bentley Community Woodland
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