Rural communities face pivotal time of change as ‘Triple challenge’ impacts take effect

A new report published by Public Health Wales highlights how the combined influences of Brexit, Coronavirus and climate change will potentially see rural communities in Wales experience a time of great change, with both opportunities and negative impacts to navigate.

Rural communities are impacted by the ‘Triple Challenge’ in a myriad of ways, details the paper, some of which are the same for urban communities, but others are more specific to them such as housing age, availability, quality and affordability, transport and active travel infrastructure. Rural communities have older populations and high levels of agribusinesses. These factors need careful consideration when drafting national, regional and local policies and plans in order reduce health and well-being inequities.

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