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Health of next generation at risk.

Health of next generation at risk.

Leading independent charity the Health Foundation warns future health of the next generation at risk due to lack of opportunities in home towns. 

 

More than 4 in 5 young people would miss their families, friends and support networks if they moved away from their home town, with a fifth (19%) also missing the sense of belonging they have in their community, says new research.

Despite this, over half (53%) of young people say they have moved or plan to move away, and of these two-thirds (63%) say they do not intend to, or don’t know if they will, return.

The Health Foundation is warning that the core building blocks for a healthy future - a place to call home, potential for secure and rewarding work, and supportive relationships with their friends, family and community - are too often forgotten.

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