Good health brought home: What makes a good partnership between housing, health and social care?

This report by CIH Cymru’ and CACHE focusses on what makes a good partnership between health, housing and social care.

The research looked at 15 different projects from all over Wales, including those which reduce delays in returning home from hospital, reducing loneliness and isolation and specialist accommodation with support. It draws out six principles that often underpin successful partnerships between the three sectors:

  • A shared analysis of issues and solutions
  • Person-centred services
  • Leadership
  • Joint budgets
  • Shared interpretation of legislation
  • Recognition of power imbalance

The report also reflects on activities that embed further joint working. This includes: the need to ensure sustainable long-term funding for well evidenced projects; establish ways of holding joint training and good practice sharing between professionals; and sharing resources underpinned by a strategy where all patterns share a common interest in improving outcomes for people.