Even before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, the UK was gripped by a health crisis. It also has the highest levels of interregional inequality than any other large wealthy country. Design has a vital role to play in improving our nation’s health and wellbeing. Through the development of better places, products and processes that work well for everyone, we can help create a healthier and happier nation.

Download our Health and Wellbeing Roundtable summary Improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities is one of Design Council’s three strategic priorities... Improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities is one of Design Council’s three strategic priorities

Publication — 06/08/2020

Design Perspectives: Health and Wellbeing Improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities is one of Design Council’s three strategic priorities – a pressing issue that has been brought into sharper focus as a result of the coronavirus. This paper outlines the priority areas where design can be used to address the wider... Improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities is one of design council’s three strategic priorities ...

Report — 06/08/2020

Design Council launches inclusive design workshops for Network Rail staff Run by Design Council, the workshops will enable colleagues from across Network Rail to hear about and discuss ideas for designing infrastructure that works better for everyone. Run by Design Council, the workshops will enable colleagues from across Network Rail to hear about and discuss ideas for designing...

News — 23/02/2021

Design Council Supports UK active letter to Prime Minister The coronavirus pandemic is also having a profound impact on our nation’s mental health. As we build back better, physical activity can help to reduce the risk of depression by 30% and can be as effective as medication for people with mild-moderate depression and anxiety. The coronavirus pandemic is also having a profound impact on our nation’s mental health.

News — 12/02/2021