Places encourage thought, reflection, activity and friendship, which impact peoples' emotional, spiritual and mental wellbeing. Historic places in particular promote a sense of connection to common human values that strengthen identity, social resilience and promote personal and community wellbeing.
Quota prepare development-led wellbeing evaluations in collaboration with health and care practitioners. They identify passive design measures that stimulate physical and intellectual encounters with the historic environment; introducing adaptations to the public domain that promote emotional growth, encourage people to engage in health-enhancing behaviours and support community cohesion.
In addition to place-based preventative approach, Quota offer therapeutic or skills based programmes that address wellbeing inequalities in both the project workplace and within communities:
promote inclusion by celebrating diversity of culture and heritage
promote social mobility through improved access to learning opportunities that engage with the historic environment
stimulate creative activities that address anxiety or emotional issues and give a higher sense of purpose and life satisfaction