West Sussex Health and Care in Housing Memorandum of Understanding: Working Draft for Engagement Purposes

This is a working draft of a proposed Health in Housing Memorandum of understanding (MoU) for organisations in West Sussex to co-develop and make a collective commitment towards the use of housing to improve the long-term health and wellbeing of our communities.

Launched at a high profile, virtual conference in the county last month, this is an engagement document, so at this stage all content is a proposal in draft and is intended as a basis on which partners can collaborate to develop a final version on which a partnership commitment can be made.

To accompany this draft document, we are also pleased to publish a guest blog by Alan Adams, co-chair of the ADASS Housing Policy Network, and architect of this MoU while he was interim Director of Adult Social Care. His blog gives his insights into the process of developing and adopting the MoU to encourage other local economies to adapt to meet their strategic vision and partnership arrangements.