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