In this week’s HLINks edition, I would like to draw attention to two new Housing LIN reports. The first, a collaborative effort with Action of Smoking and Health to outline the case for reducing rates of smoking in the social housing sector as part of social landlords’ health and wellbeing activity and the action needed to achieve this. The second, in partnership with Kirklees Council we reveal how preferences in ageing ethnic minority population affects housing (and housing related support) needs across the district.
We also celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week by drawing attention to a selection of mental health and loneliness and later life resources, including the recently launched Diversity in Care Environment Learning Resource Tool. We also hosted a HAPPI Hour on how community-led housing and how it can contribute to tackling loneliness.
On the TAPPI front, applications to become a ‘Co-Production and Engagement’ and ‘Evaluation and Shared Learning’ partners have now closed and we look forward to revealing the successful applicants soon. Remember there’s still time to apply to become one of the four TAPPI2 locality “testbeds”. Closing date is Monday, 16 May 2022, 5pm.
In other news that caught my interest, we signpost to:
- Appello: Managing the Transition to Digital Telecare: How to engage your customers
- Greater Manchester Older People's Network: Housing options information for older people in Greater Manchester
- NICE: Integrated health and social care for people experiencing homelessness
- Public Policy Project: Integrating health and social care: a national care service (opens new window)
- Mental Health Foundation: All the lonely people
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The Housing LIN would like to thank Willmott Dixon for their support in producing this newsletter.