10 episodes

Health Meets Home dives into the fascinating relationship between health, housing and why the places we live influence our behaviour, physical and mental health. Hosted by doctor, author and property enthusiast Dr Lafina Diamandis, tune in to hear from some of the nation's leading experts on health and housing and discover the latest innovations being developed to meet the changing needs of our population.

Health Meets Home Dr Lafina Diamandis

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 26 Ratings

Health Meets Home dives into the fascinating relationship between health, housing and why the places we live influence our behaviour, physical and mental health. Hosted by doctor, author and property enthusiast Dr Lafina Diamandis, tune in to hear from some of the nation's leading experts on health and housing and discover the latest innovations being developed to meet the changing needs of our population.

    Elinor Olisa on building Britain's first hypoallergenic home

    Elinor Olisa on building Britain's first hypoallergenic home

    In 2017, motivated by their sons’ life-theatening allergies and asthma, and the once in a life-time opportunity to create a future proofed house, Elinor and husband Born embarked on a life-changing building building project with the key objective of achieving a healthy, family home.

    The family's self-build project took them on a voyage of discovery around health, eco-credentials and sustainability in everything from the building materials to the furnishings they could access and afford.

    In this podcast, we discuss:
    - why Elinor & born decided on a self-build
    - how they built Britain's first 'hypoallergenic home'
    - getting featured on Grand Designs
    - how building materials affect our health
    - the impact of living in their new home a year later

    Learn more about Elinor & Born's hypoallergenic home here:
    https://www.healthyhouseheroes.com/

    And about their work here:
    www.DegreeArt.com
    www.OurParks.org.uk

    Subscribe to Health Meets Home to learn from the nation's leading experts about the impact that housing and architecture have on our health, as well as the innovative solutions emerging to support the changing needs of our population.

    • 42 min
    Philippa Charrier on mental health and student homes that are designed for wellbeing

    Philippa Charrier on mental health and student homes that are designed for wellbeing

    Philippa Charrier is co-founder of innovative company FAT Properties who specialise in developing homes for students that are designed for wellbeing.

    Philippa and husband Tom have been involved in the built environment all their working lives and their background spans architecture, urban design and landscape, working on high profile urban regeneration projects and residential developments all over the world.

    Together, they have put those years of design experience into converting unloved properties into exciting and inspiring homes for students and young people.

    In this podcast we discuss:
    - Mental health problems in students and young people
    - The impact of housing on mental health
    - FAT Properties' 4 stage approach to homes designed for wellbeing
    - How FAT Properties support their students mental health and wellbeing
    - Research FAT Properties are conducting to explore housing and mental health in the student population

    Connect with FAT Properties at:
    https://fatproperties.co.uk/

    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/fatproperties/

    Subscribe to Health Meets Home to learn from the nation's leading experts about the impact that housing and architecture have on our health, as well as the innovative solutions emerging to support the changing needs of our population.

    • 44 min
    Amos Goldreich & Jo Ashbridge on design & architecture with a social impact

    Amos Goldreich & Jo Ashbridge on design & architecture with a social impact

    Amos Goldreich is the director of Amos Goldreich Architecture, an award-winning architecture practice who deliver full architectural services in close collaboration with our clients and end users, to create buildings and places which have a positive impact on people’s lives and are a joy to experience. Much of their work has a strong humanitarian focus and the team is passionate about the positive and progressive values that buildings can deliver to people and communities.

    Jo Ashbridge is founder and director of AzuKo, an architecture charity who dream of a just world, in which every person enjoys the right to dignified living conditions. They design with disadvantaged communities and empower them to create the world they dream of. From housing, sanitation and infrastructure to play and public space, our projects address urgent needs. Our efforts are focused in the UK and Bangladesh.

    In this podcast we discuss:
    - The effects of design & architecture on health
    - Why people hold the answers to the challenges they face
    - Social housing, lighting and perception of space
    - How co-working could be a viable solution for homelessness
    - What can architects do about the postcode lottery impact on health

    Connect with Amos & Jo at:
    https://www.agarchitecture.net/
    https://azuko.org/

    Subscribe to Health Meets Home to learn from the nation's leading experts about the impact that housing and architecture have on our health, as well as the innovative solutions emerging to support the changing needs of our population.

    • 45 min
    Kunle Barker on health & wellbeing in housing & construction

    Kunle Barker on health & wellbeing in housing & construction

    Property Expert, Journalist and TV presenter Kunle Barker began his construction career whilst studying for a MA at the University of Leeds. In 2004, Kunle set up Illustrious Homes, an award winning construction and design management company, specialising in delivering high profile projects, on time, on budget and on quality. To date, he has completed over 8000 residential refurbishments, 120 schools and three sports centre refits as well as countless private renovations.

    Kunle’s knowledge is in high demand and he has delivered high profile TV projects for Alan Titchmarsh and Sarah Beeny as well as co-presenting the TV shows. He was recently appointed to co-present the new ITV1 primetime show ‘Love Your Home & Garden’ working along side TV veteran Alan Titchmarsh where he was selected for his down to earth credibility and proven business credentials.

    Regarded highly in the industry, he sits on expert panels for construction and property events working closely with Kevin McCloud. He regularly writes for national publications and Grand Designs Magazine offering expert advice on all things property related.

    In this podcast we discuss
    - How Kunle began his career in property & construction
    - The roadmap to self-build
    - The house that pays for itself
    - The health & wellness theme at Grand Designs Live 2019
    - The impact of building materials, colour and light on our health

    Connect with Kunle at:
    http://www.kunlebarker.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPwAr8iKQlM46KZo9vusm3A

    Subscribe to Health Meets Home to learn from the nations leading experts about the impact that housing and architecture have on our health, as well as the innovative solutions emerging to support the changing needs of our population.

    Music credit: Jack Patterson
    Sound engineer: Shaun Crook
    Recording: The Pod at White City Place, London

    • 45 min
    DrJohn Friis on his journey from healthcare to property development

    DrJohn Friis on his journey from healthcare to property development

    John Friis, the co-founder of Watermark Homes, is both a developer and a seasoned property investor. He was once a consultant cardiac anaesthetist at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in London and spent 15 memorable years working in the NHS. John is a founder member of Qandor Property Club and a mentor on the Take AIM mentorship programme for property developers run by the Ocea Group of Southampton. He is a passionate champion of small businesses, of entrepreneurship, and of empowering people to embrace life's possibilities.

    On this episode we discuss:
    - The highs and lows of career change
    - Why it is NEVER too late for a tiger to change it's stripes!
    - How he got into property development
    - Why being a property developer is being like an intensive care physician!
    - Which transferrable skills he now uses most
    - The housing crisis – and how we reached this point
    - Affordable homes and what that really means
    - Challenges developers face in the current market

    Connect with John at:
    www.watermarkhomes.co.uk

    Subscribe to Health Meets Home to learn from the nations leading experts about the impact that housing and architecture have on our health, as well as the innovative solutions emerging to support the changing needs of our population.

    Music credit: Jack Patterson
    Sound engineer: Shaun Crook
    Recording: The Pod at White City Place, London

    • 41 min
    Steffie Broer on sustainable housing and putting people & planet at the core

    Steffie Broer on sustainable housing and putting people & planet at the core

    Steffie Broer is founder of Bright Green Futures, a company specialising in eco self-build communities. She is a Doctor of Engineering and a Chartered Energy Engineer with over 15 years industry experience as an advisor and building homes.

    Steffie worked on several cutting edge project as a sustainable energy advisor, including feasibility studies for new clean technology and producing sustainable energy strategies for policy makers and property developers. During this time she started to build her own sustainable home with her baby on her back and the life-changing experience that ensued was her motivation for founding Bright Green Futures.

    In this podcast we discuss:
    - what sustainable housing & living really means for communities
    - the snowball effect of living in a sustainable community
    - how living in a sustainable home is good for your health!
    - why building in communities can change entire neighbourhoods
    - the effect of sustainable living on wellbeing

    Connect with Steffie at:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/steffie-broer-8719aa4b/
    https://www.facebook.com/steffie.broer

    Bright Green Futures
    www.brightgreenfutures.co.uk
    https://twitter.com/BGF_Homes
    https://www.facebook.com/brightgreenfutures/

    Subscribe to Health Meets Home to learn from the nations leading experts about the impact that housing and architecture have on our health, as well as the innovative solutions emerging to support the changing needs of our population.

    Music credit: Jack Patterson
    Sound engineer: Shaun Crook
    Recording: The Pod at White City Place, London

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

filcip ,

Superb content

Really great podcast with superb views on very important topics.

Tony 'Bruce Wayne, Stark ,

Informative, inspirational and a pleasure to listen to

What a wonderful way to blend two crucial issues in our society. Never before has someone explored the link between health and housing so well. Lafina is a warm and engaging host, and pulls in some fascinating and high calibre speakers. Really enjoyed listening to this.

Family.carer ,

Wise words

I wish a service had been around like this for my family, it really resembles a modern day convalescence model but with a community twist. Its like fostering for the elderly! Absolutely love it, if you have the space I would definetly recommend becoming a host and making your community better as you're likely to need this service one day!

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