Board Assurance Prompt - supporting vulnerable adults

This report from Housing LIN in partnership with Nigel Appleton of Contact Consulting and the GGI (Good Governance Institute) focuses on the role of assisted living technology in social housing for vulnerable adults, is the third and final Board Assurance Prompt (BAP) from the Housing LIN. It follows two previous BAPs (see links below), which examine the application of assisted living technologies in general needs and specialised housing for older people.

The BAP describes how technology can help support vulnerable people such as those with mental health issues, learning disabilities, those recovering from alcohol or substance misuse, and people fleeing domestic violence. With over five million people aged between 18-64 years living with a mental health issue, assisted living technology offers senior managers and board members a range of solutions to enhance their services, mitigate risks and strengthen the ability to provide flexible and relevant support.