Heritage Makes you Happy: Heritage Counts 2014 Published
Heritage Counts 2014 confirms that the positive impact of heritage on individuals’ wellbeing learning and identity can translate into benefits for communities.
Heritage Counts, published by English Heritage is an annual survey of the state of England’s historic environment. This year’s edition of ‘Heritage Counts’ provides an overview of research on the value and impact of heritage.
By bringing together evidence, historic environment professionals and those with an interest in heritage can better understand and demonstrate the value of the historic environment and its impact on factors including growth, the economy, our wellbeing and sense of place.
An infographic representing the value of heritage and impact of heritage and the historic environment across tourism, education and skills, sense of place, personal development, environmental life, quality of life and regeneration and development has also been published. This is supported by a summary (and sources) of the impacts. Heritage Counts provides a valuable resource for all involved in advocacy.
In addition to the research, Heritage Counts present an Overview of key 2014 developments: It also reports annually on a number of indicators for the historic environment. These are used by the sector to determine priorities and contribute towards the development of policy. The data is available at national, regional and wherever possible, local level and can be found on the indicators page.
Read the full Heritage Counts 2014 report.