NHS surplus land for supported housing: Why now and what are the possible cost savings?

This report by the Smith Institute for One Housing Group looks specifically at how using surplus NHS land to build supported housing can help meet demand and reduce the costs of care.

It makes the case for thinking differently about cost savings in the NHS, notably in regard to alternative provision of supported housing through innovative partnerships between housing associations and NHS trusts.

In particular, the paper aims to quantify possible future savings that can be made based on existing land disposal programmes.

The evidence suggests that even by disposing of small parcels of surplus land significant savings can be realised over the long-term.