A memorandum of understanding to support joint action in Lincolnshire on improving health through housing

Cover Lincolnshire HWB MOU

The role of housing in achieving and maintaining good health, and the need to connect housing services with health and social care agencies, is well recognised nationally and locally.

Lincolnshire's Health and Wellbeing Board has included housing as one of seven priorities in its Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) and established the Housing, Health and Care Delivery Group (HHCDG) to now oversee the Housing Delivery Plan. The HHCDG identified the need to agree a strategic vision with principles and core values for a Lincolnshire approach to working across the housing, health and care sectors.

This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) articulates the benefits of collaborative working and creates an opportunity for better understanding the preventive role that housing can play in achieving good health outcomes and sustaining independence.