During a London based meeting Healthwatch discussed air pollution and the impact on local people within their areas. Many Healthwatchs have undertaken a piece of research to look at the local impact.
Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham found that although some local authorities had information on air pollution within their Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA), our borough has not. There is also the healthy town development which is being, what is being put in place to make it healthy?
Healthwatch will look at the following within this piece of work.
- Some local authorities have information on air pollution within their JSNA, The Barking and Dagenham JSNA does not contain any information.
- What’s the local impact on diseases like COPD
- What is the Healthy town development and what’s being put in place to make it healthy?