Life expectancy is higher in the UK, but there is also another indicator called Healthy Life Expectancy - the number of years lived in relative health. Due to higher rates of obesity and poor health in some parts of Scotlands (Glasgow comes to mind) UK actually has lower HLE, although overall LE is higher.
i would say that 50-70% of british families live in council flats/houses so please don't tell me that the poles abuse the system.
I don't know where you've got these numbers, but they are completely inaccurate - only a small minority of British people live in council houses/flata.
Here is the quote from a government report:
For England and Wales more than two-thirds of homes are owner occupied and 31 per cent rented. In England 29 per cent are owned outright and 39 per cent owned with a mortgage while in Wales 34 per cent are owned outright and 37 per cent owned with a mortgage.
Castlepoint has the highest percentage of owner occupancy at 88 per cent, followed by Blaby on 87 per cent and Fareham on 86 per cent. In Tower Hamlets just 28 per cent of households are owner occupied with 30 per cent in Southwark and 31 per cent in Hackney.
In England 19 per cent of households are rented from social landlords (a Council, Housing Association or Registered Social Landlord) and 12 per cent rented from a private owner. In Wales these proportions are 18 per cent and 11 per cent respectively.
In England 0.7 per cent of households are in shared ownership schemes, paying part rent and part mortgage, and in Wales this is 0.5 per cent. However, in Milton Keynes more than 5 per cent of households are in shared ownership schemes. No other district has more than 2 per cent of households in such shared ownership.