Key Housing Subjects


Policy and guidance on integrating plans for new and existing housing with strategies for improving health, wellbeing and sustainability.


Policy and guidance to help commissioners obtain good health and wellbeing outcomes from housing investment.

Supporting People

Information about the national Supporting People policy that promotes the development of support services to enable individuals to live independently in their own homes.

Supported Housing

Policy guidance, tools and examples of good practice helpful to local authority/NHS commissioners and supported housing operators or providers of housing related support services.


Policy and practice that promotes choice and empowerment for individuals in accessing housing services.

Health & Wellbeing

Good practice in improving health and wellbeing through investment in housing.

Home improvement/Housing quality

Information about policy and practice developments relating to housing quality, stock conditions and home improvement.

Housing for Older People

Information about a range of designated housing for older people, including extra care, sheltered/retirement housing, almshouses and cohousing.

Key Resources

Transforming almshouses for the 21st century

This Housing LIN report explores the potential for almshouses to play a greater role in offering housing for vulnerable older people.

Going Digital

Why is digital important, how does it support policy and commissioning objectives, what are the benefits of going digital and how do you make sure you’re making the right decisions. This web resource explains how commissioners can provide “Living Better for Less Services” supported by technology-enabled housing

The Cohousing Approach to 'Lifetime Neighbourhoods'

This Housing LIN Factsheet No 29 considers how local authorities can work with public and private sector partners to develop a cohousing approach towards the outcomes sought from the government's national strategy on housing for an ageing society.

Housing, prevention and early intervention at work: a summary of the evidence base

This Housing LIN Viewpoint No 21, written by Jeremy Porteus, provides an overview of the evidence base and gives a personal account of the key housing and housing with care and support issues relating to prevention and early intervention. 

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Building on the Housing LIN’s learning and improvement ethos, we offer bespoke advice to help your organisation draw on the lessons highlighted on these pages. To find out how the Housing LIN can support your operational and/or strategic plans, please contact us at or visit our consultancy pages.

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