Partnership showcases benefits of ‘health through housing'
Improved health through housing will be the theme of a collaborative presence from four of the UK’s leading housing associations at the National Children’s and Adult Services Conference (NCAS), 14 - 16 October, Bournemouth International Centre.
Home Group, Midland Heart, Family Mosaic and Riverside will be teaming up on stand B12 to showcase how combining good quality housing and care services can change the lives of vulnerable people.
The initiative comes at a time when social care funding has been cut by £4.6bn (31%) since 2010 and adult social care faces a significant reduction in the future.
Visitors to the ‘Health through Housing’ stand will find out how a mix of housing, care and support services can improve health while improved support for people in the community can delay the escalation of social care needs and ease the long term pressure on primary care resources.
Information about re-enablement services, which reduce the length of stay in hospital for patients before helping them home after being discharged, will also be available.
Ruth Cooke, CEO Midland Heart, said: “NCAS provides an ideal platform to showcase to commissioners the experience the social housing sector offers in support of the NHS’s desire to see more community-based services.
“Tapping into our services and expertise can reduce the strain on already stretched resources and the reliance on statutory services, helping people to lead more rewarding and fulfilling lives in the communities in which they live.”