Probe on child raising in units

FAMILIES are needed for a study on the impact of apartment living on young children.

Western Sydney Local Health District’s (WSLHD) population health team, in conjunction with the City of Parramatta Council, is conducting a study to find out from parents their thoughts on apartment living and its impact on their ability to “live well”.
To be involved in the Healthy High Density for Kids project, participants must live in an apartment that is three or more storeys high located in a suburb within the Parramatta LGA, have a child aged from birth to five years, and be happy to be interviewed by phone or in person by a study team member.
Chief investigator and WSLHD population health director Christine Newman said the results would be used to help make decisions about child-friendly urban planning and housing design in Parramatta.
“We know housing is important for our children’s health but there’s limited Australian research on the topic,” she said.
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