The Social Value of Sheltered Housing

This briefing paper by Demos brings together all the qualitative data relating to the savings generated to health and social care services.

The paper, which is a review of existing evidence, found that sheltered housing saves the UK’s cash-strapped NHS and social services at least £486m per year. It identifies the savings to NHS and emergency and social care services from sheltered housing as at least:

  • £300m per year from reduced length of in-patient hospital stays
  • £12.7m per year from fall prevention by residents of sheltered housing
  • £156.3m per year from prevention of falls which result in hip fractures
  • £17.8m per year from reduced loneliness experienced by residents