This report was developed in partnership with the National Academy of Social Prescribing, HACT, Royal Voluntary Service and Housing LIN. It outlines our first steps in building awareness and connection between social housing and the social prescribing community.
In this report you’ll find examples of good practice and emerging innovation from housing associations and charities across the country, focusing on three topics:
- Building social prescribing expertise across housing associations, their staff, and volunteers
- Housing associations as anchor institutions; how to stimulate and support the provision of new services
- Magnifying the voices of older people with housing support needs
You can download the full report below which provides a summary of the key learning from the workshops and suggests possible ways forward to deliver greater impact through collaboration.
Jeremy Porteus, CEO at Housing LIN, commented:
"We were delighted to partner NASP and HACT in these series of workshops. This resultant report demonstrates that how social prescribing and social housing are mutually beneficial. Together they provide an important means to make a positive contribution to the lives of older and vulnerable people; from building greater resilience to enable self-care or live with greater autonomy to supportive interventions that reduce health inequalities and improve residents' health and wellbeing."