White Paper demonstrates the contribution a good home makes to health and well being
Today’s White Paper demonstrates the significant contribution that a good home makes to the health and well being of individuals.
Responding to the government White Paper on social care, Grainia Long, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) said:
“Today’s White Paper demonstrates the significant contribution that a good home makes to the health and well being of individuals. We are really pleased that housing and care authorities now have a duty to work effectively together to meet local needs of people and that £200 million that will be invested in older peoples homes.”
“This commitment shows just how important good quality housing is in prevention and early intervention for people who are older, disabled and who have long term health issues. The new link between housing and care will help to provide more effective services for people living in areas where care and housing are administered by different levels of local government.”
“The investment in 6,000 new supported homes will help meet the aspirations of older people, many of whom want to remain in their own home and local community. It expands the choices that they have about where and how they live.”
“However, there is still greater clarity needed on how the government plans to fund the social care system in England. At CIH we are keen to help find the solutions to the challenge and opportunities that providing high quality housing for an ageing population represents.”