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Health and care - the role of housing

Last updated Date:17/10/2013

Health and care - the role of housing

Latest news

Memorandum of understanding

Housing leaders agree a memorandum of understanding with the department of health, communities and local government, NHS England and Public Health England to establish the principles and purpioses behind more integrated working. Take a look at the latest action plan for the memorandum of understanding

This has been the result of ongoing discussions across the sectors and is a key agreement to drive forward closer effective working, alongside the Care Act.

Our view

CIH has long argued for the important contribution of housing and related support to wider health and wellbeing. We have been encouraged by the positive response from the Department of Health and the Lord’s committee to the written and oral evidence submitted by CIH and other organisations across the industry. We will continue to talk to DCLG and DH on the importance of work across housing, health and care, and the value of commissioning housing based solutions to address health and care needs.

We will continue to support the housing industry in its efforts to engage with health and care in local areas. CIH has developed tools to support the development of local housing offers to facilitate local housing authorities and providers to engage with key health and care bodies.

Get involved

We are keen to demonstrate how to develop partnerships and the benefits of services. So let us know about your experiences, lessons learnt and the examples you have of good services with health and social care. CIH contact Sarah Davis 

Helpful links

CIH documents

Home adaptations for disabled people - October 2013

Developing your local housing offer for health and care June 2013

Delivering housing, health and care outcomes a report from CIH/Tunstall summits held in March 2013

CIH submission to DCLG select committee inquiry into the role of local authorities in health issues. (November 2012)

CIH response to care and support bill October 2012

CIH response to DoH safeguarding consultation October 2012

The role of housing in drugs recovery September 2012

How to... make effective use of assistive technology August 2012

CIH briefing paper on the social care white paper July 2012

How to... develop quality housing and health partnerships  April 2012

CIH response to Draft guidance on JSNAs and joint health and wellbeing strategies, Department of Health March 2012

CIH response to Caring for our future a consultation from the Department of Health December 2011

Localism: delivering integration across housing, health and care 2011

Housing, health and care 2009

Health and wellbeing roundtable 2011

CIH response to the Dilnott commission's inquiry into funding long term care 2011

CIH response to government white paper Healthy lives, healthy people 2011

CIH response to the Law Commission review of adult social care laws 2010

CIH response to Equity and excellence white paper 2010

CIH response to Think local act personal 2010

CIH response to Shaping the future of care together 2009

CIH response to No secrets consultation 2009

Information from other organisations

If only I had known Care & repair April 2012



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