Health Begins at Home (final report)

This report by Family Mosaic housing association, in conjunction with the LSE, says that housing providers can have a positive impact on their residents' health and, at the same time, reduce NHS usage, particularly in planned hospital appointments.

They estimate that if they provided these interventions to all their residents aged over 50 it could result in a reduction in NHS usage equivalent to over £3 million a year.

Analysing the data from the 433 people, it found that for those residents in receipt of intensive support, there was a significant fall in planned hospital appointments; a substantive fall in emergency GP visits; and falls in GP appointments and nights spent in hospital.