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March 2019

Heritage and Wellbeing

Heritage and  Wellbeing
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The big picture

This briefing is based on a scoping review of evidence on the community wellbeing impacts of historic places and assets.

We wanted to find out more about what current evidence says about impacts, and to understand the current state of the evidence-base in terms of quality and coverage.

We found that historic places and assets, and interventions associated with them, can have a wide range of beneficial impacts on the physical, mental and social wellbeing of
individuals and communities.

We also identified some limitations and gaps in current evidence which could be addressed in new research. This includes the need for a greater understanding of wellbeing impacts within community settings and more evidence on how impacts may vary between different population groups.

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Definitions explained

Evidence in numbers

What do you need to know?

State of the evidence

Evidence gaps

Evidence into action

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