Housing, Care and Health

The role of housing in effective hospital discharge – a report from CIH and Skills for Care [March 16]

Quick Guide to health and housing NHS England [Oct 16]

Falls and Fractures consensus statement published by Public Health England [Jan 17]

Health and Housing Building the Evidence Base from the Housing Lin [April 17]

Health and Housing Evidence Issues – three related reports from the Kings Fund

Commissioned by the National Housing Federation these reports from the New NHS Alliance and The King’s Fund focus on housing associations but may have wider relevance to housing interventions.

The three reports cover:

Health professionals’ attitudes to evidence and the influence it has on decision making.

Developing a business case for health and how the housing sector can go about making it stronger.

The economic case for closer working between the housing and health sectors.

Off the Radar: Housing disrepair and health impact in later life

This succinct report from Care & Repair England draws on new data from BRE and sets out the national picture with regard to the scale of poor housing amongst older people, the concentration of poor housing in the owner occupied sector and the resulting health impact. [March 16]

Good Housing: Better Health

Published by a collaborative involving academics and practitioners, this report calls for a rebalancing of housing policy so that unhealthy housing is tackled alongside strategies for increasing new housing supply.

Main report available here, summary here [July 16]

Closing the health gap – a gap worth closing: How housing can play its part in reducing health inequalities.

This Housing LIN Practice briefing equips housing, care and support practitioners, and public health teams, with ideas about practical actions they can take to reduce health inequalities. [July 16]

Living well in old age: The value of UK housing interventions in supporting mental health and wellbeing in later life

The value of UK housing interventions in supporting mental health and wellbeing in later life. Click here.  Meredith Fendt-Newlin, Michelle Cornes, Jill Manthorpe and Jo Moriarty, Kings College London [May 16]

Just what the doctor ordered

Social prescribing – a guide for local authorities, LGA [May 16]

Dementia and Housing 

An assessment tool for commissioners, Housing Lin [May 16]

The Older People’s Health and Wellbeing Profile

Developed by Public Health England, this tool can be used to examine the health and care of older people across local authorities in England. It enables identification, comparison and monitoring of trends through interactive charts of 95 indicators.

Commissioning guide for rehabilitation

This guidance is intended for use by clinical commissioning groups to support them in commissioning rehabilitation services for their local population. It may also be of use to others with an interest in rehabilitation. [Feb 17]

Key Facts and Figures about Older People, Housing, Health & Care

Infographic from Care & Repair England with key facts and figures about Older People, Housing, Health & Care.

Published in 2015

NHS – Reducing Delayed Transfer of Care Guides

A series of quick guides developed by NHS England and its partners support local health and care systems to deal with delayed transfers of care. The guides provide practical tips, case studies and links to useful documents, which can be used to implement solutions to commonly experienced issues.

Transforming care pathways for people with dementia

This report highlights the role housing associations can play in transforming dementia care pathways. It aims to encourage health and social care commissioners to work more closely with housing providers at a local level.

Housing just what the doctor ordered

A report on housing and health integration from the NHS Alliance and Sitra 2015

Hospital to Home- the housing links

Care & Repair England, on its home from hospital pages, has produced models and resources to improve the connection with housing services that can enable older people to move out of hospital and prevent hospital admission. It worked to spread good practice on linking housing and hospitals with these Hospital2Home good practice guides.

Housing and health cost calculator

The Building Research Establishment has been at the forefront of quantifying the social cost of poor housing and has created this housing and health cost calculator. It published in March 2015. The Cost of Poor Housing to the NHS which provides a strong case for achieving significant public health gains through focusing on the most cost-effective improvements to the homes of the most vulnerable people.

Memorandum of Understanding

This joint Memorandum of Understanding to support joint action on improving health through the home was signed by twenty organisations (in January 2015) including Government Departments and public bodies. Includes an action plan for those who have signed the memorandum and provides a model for similar local agreements.