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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

Executive briefing - Prioritising our nations health: what does it mean for housing policy?

16 February, London

About the event

With the cost of poor housing to the NHS estimated to be £1.4 billion, is it time to redefine the role of housing and strengthen the connection with health and wellbeing?

How could a shift in focus affect the current housing policies? How can we build more homes that support people’s health and independence and reduce the burden on our strained health services?

Join Brendan Sarsfield, chief executive of Family Mosaic at this briefing, which is free to CIH members, to explore:

  • The relationship between health and housing and the sector’s current focus on addressing health
  • What housing could look like if we focused on our nation’s health when setting and addressing housing priorities
  • The effect on national and local strategies for building new homes that are fit for purpose now and in the future
  • The difference that could be made to owner occupied housing and private rented housing – interventions, improvement and adaptations
  • The impact on social housing – types, standards and quality – and the effect on how we let to vulnerable people

After the presentation Brendan will welcome questions and discussion from the delegates. We’ll finish the briefing with a drinks reception and networking session where you can continue to discuss and debate with fellow professionals.

Why should you attend?

  • Gain an improved understanding of the impact of poor housing on people’s health and on the NHS
  • Challenge your thinking on what your organisation is trying to achieve, and how it can re-focus on addressing major health issues through housing when creating a strategy
  • Learn how you can think more strategically about housing ensuring homes are built fit for purpose and let to the right people
  • Develop a good understanding of the importance of working closer with the health sector to improve housing conditions

Hear from our specialist speaker

Speaker: Brendan Sarsfield, chief executive, Family Mosaic

Brendan joined Mosaic Homes in 2001 as chief executive. Prior to this, he was a Director at Family HA for seven years. He spent five years working at London and Quadrant as a senior manager, and has also worked in local government. Brendan was appointed as chief executive of Family Mosaic at its point of merger in June 2006.


Who should attend?

This event is aimed at senior professionals who want an improved understanding of how they can address poor health problems through strategically including health in their housing priorities.

Timings and location

Delegate registration: 17.00-17.30

Presentation: 17.30 – 19.00

CIH, 7th Floor, 236 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HB

Booking information

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CIH member rate: free

Non-member rate: £25 + VAT

Please read our terms and conditions before making your booking. For more information please contact us on 024 7685 1786 or email

This executive briefing is sponsored by Savills.