Key Health and Housing Subjects

Health Dashboard

This resource has a variety of useful datasets and tools that public health teams, primary care and acute health services use to better understand local health inequalities. It can also help you and your partners measure demand on planned and unplanned care and/or predict patient pathways.

Health Policy

Access information on the new health landscape and what factors local commissioners and clinicians are looking at to deliver better health and wellbeing outcomes. It explains the new models of care highlighted in the NHS five Year Forward View.

Integration

You can find here the latest guidance, tools, case studies and recommendations about integration and partnership working between organisations in health, housing and care. For example, do you know your Vanguard sites from the Better Care Fund?

Hospital & Care Pathways

Get up to speed with helpful resources and practice examples of at-home care and support. The examples illustrate how older people have returned home and regained their health and independence following a hospital admission.

Prevention & Reablement

Poor housing costs the NHS £1.4b a year. Read examples of cost savings and health benefits from a range of preventive housing interventions. For example, reducing the risk of falls or support to regain independence at home can save the NHS and other service millions of pounds.

Public Health

Public health is critical in supporting interventions that tackle health inequality. Find out how housing, preventing homelessness and environmental health can promote and sustain healthy lifestyles and increase healthy life expectancy.

Long Term Conditions

As people age the risk of developing long term conditions increases. Find out how best to develop your strategies to help people affected by conditions such as circulatory disease, diabetes, arthritis and respiratory conditions.

NHS Estate

It is estimated that £6b of NHS estate is surplus to requirements. You can access here the latest resources, guidance and examples of where former NHS land is surplus to local requirements due to service changes. Much is being converted to residential use.

Workforce

Do we have the workforce to care for an ageing population? Find information on creative leadership, service innovation and workforce development to help meet outcomes that support care closer to home.

Health Exchange

This free online resource for practitioners working across housing, adult social care, public health and for primary care practitioners lists relevant policy and showcases examples of practice that have either helped to transform people's lives and/or improve local service delivery.

Key Resources

Pioneering Health and Housing Memorandum of Understanding

Under the Care Act there is a requirement for closer cooperation of services that support the health and wellbeing of those who may be in need of care and support. An emphasis is placed on greater integration between health and social services to deliver more person-centred outcomes.

Shaping the concrete before it sets: building effective health and housing partnerships - the leadership challenge

This Housing LIN Viewpoint 24 argues for greater partnership between housing and health agencies to promote the health of older people, people with disabilities and mental health needs.

Developing your local housing offer for health and care

Updated in 2016, this tool acknowledges the significance of housing as a partner and contributor to achieving the aims of health and social care services.

Closing the health gap - a gap worth closing: How housing can play its part in reducing health inequalities

This Housing LIN Practice Briefing equips housing, care and support practitioners, and public health teams, with ideas about practical actions they can take to reduce health inequalities.

Health and housing guides provide roadmap for integrated working

Public Health England (PHE) and the Housing Learning & Improvement Network (Housing LIN) have published three practical resources aimed at improving services around housing and end of life care, the built environment's role in promoting active ageing and on older people's alcohol misuse.

Quick Guide: Health and Housing - Transforming Urgent and Emergency Care Services in England

This is one of a series of online quick guides, supported by the Housing LIN, that provides practical tips and case studies to support health and care systems.

Off the Radar? The impact of housing disrepair on health in later life

This report from Care & Repair England sets out the national picture with regard to the scale of poor housing conditions amongst older people, its concentration in the owner occupied sector and the resulting impact on the health and wellbeing of an ageing population.

Collaboration between Registered Providers and NHS Trusts: Building an asset

This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 31 sets out ways in which registered housing providers could increase the likelihood of success in bidding to acquire and develop NHS surplus land offered for sale.

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