Information, Advice and Guidance 7/2015
Community Venues and Facilities for Sports, Leisure and Culture – Impacts on Health: a Guide by Martin Higgins, Julie Arnott, Margaret Douglas

Community Venues and Facilities for Sports, Leisure and Culture – Impacts on Health: a Guide

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Summary

This report aims to outline key links between a range of different types of community venue and health. This can be used in a formal health impact assessment or other work seeking to enhance the health benefits of these facilities.

It outlines the issues that might be considered in an impact assessment of a proposal affecting community venues such as libraries, community halls, museums or sports centres. The document was developed following a Health Impact Assessment that members of the Scottish Health Impact Assessment Network carried out with South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture. A report of this work is available separately.

This report highlights the key issues and summarises literature as a starting point for health impact assessment or other pieces of partnership work addressing these topics.