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The right kind of home Video

30/11/2016 | By Kate Youde

Patients leaving hospital with unresolved housing issues are costing the NHS hundreds of millions a year. Kate Youde meets one housing provider that is addressing the problem

For use in Inside Housing, 18 November 2016

The community taking on homelessness Video

15/11/2016

Housing minister Gavin Barwell’s Croydon constituency has a homelessness crisis. Now members of the community are taking matters into their own hands to find a solution. Martin Hilditch reports

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Hope after the horror

11/11/2016 | By Jill Stewart

We have much to learn from how our predecessors addressed the housing crisis following the First World War, says Jill Stewart

For use in Inside Housing, 21 October 2016

Building a case for the board Video

18/10/2016 | By Simon Brandon

Health and well-being boards were created in 2013 in order for larger councils to integrate local health and care services. However, the social housing sector hasn’t always been given a seat at the table. Simon Brandon investigates why

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HAs turn to economic analysis to prove NHS savings

20/09/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Housing associations are increasingly using economic analysis to show the NHS how they can help cut health costs.

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Department of Health announces £25m fund

15/09/2016 | By Chloë Stothart

The Department of Health has announced a £25m fund to make technological adaptations to the homes of people with learning disabilities.

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Disability grants 'not always meeting need'

09/08/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Government grants to help people adapt their homes to live more independently are not always allocated to meet need, a report has concluded.

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Sound in mind and body

22/07/2016

Are social landlords aiming to improve the health of their tenants? Inside Housing and Mitie carried out a survey to find out

For use in Inside Housing, 22 July 2016

Diaries from the NHS Confederation conference Video

21/07/2016

Every year, the great and the good of the English NHS come together at a huge conference. For the 2016 event, some familiar housing faces were in attendance. Did they manage to untangle the health jargon and discover new ways to collaborate with the NHS? Inside Housing finds out

For use in Inside Housing, 22 July 2016

The housing association, the shuttlecocks and the NHS Video

20/07/2016 | By Kate Youde

The surprising story of why Home Group offers sports classes. Kate Youde reports

For use in Inside Housing, 1 July 2016

Joint operation Video

30/06/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

By going into partnerships with councils, can the NHS free up land for housing? Sophie Barnes reports on a government initiative to smooth the way for such tie-ups

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Health officials plan 22,000 affordable homes

17/06/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The Department of Health plans to build 22,000 affordable homes for National Health Service (NHS) staff on land owned by the health service.

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From the frontline: Suzana Karakashi

15/06/2016 | By Jess McCabe

Wandle’s resident support officer Suzana Karakashi talks to Jess McCabe about helping vulnerable residents and speaking four languages

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MPs: ministers must focus more on older people's housing

08/06/2016 | By Carl Brown

Ministers must stop focusing “exclusively” on young first-time buyers and increase the supply of older people’s housing to free up family homes, a report has said.

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MPs launch social care inquiry

07/06/2016 | By Pete Apps

MPs have launched an inquiry to scrutinise the financial stability and quality of adult social care.

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Different paths

06/06/2016 | By Heather Spurr

The National Housing Federation is trying to lobby with one voice on the future of supported housing funding, but there are several routes the government could take. Heather Spurr finds out more.

For use in Inside Housing, 3 June 2016

Illegal highs Video

06/06/2016 | By Alex Turner

As legislation comes into force outlawing so-called legal highs, young tenants of a North East landlord are delivering a peer education programme about these ‘new psychoactive substances’. Alex Turner reports

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HAs plan to place staff in hospitals

03/06/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Social landlords want housing workers to be placed in every hospital in Greater Manchester under an expansion of a ground-breaking cross-sector initiative.

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Remembering tenants with dementia Video

18/05/2016 | By Kate Youde

That tenant who forgets to pay the rent may have dementia. Kate Youde looks at what help is available for staff to spot the signs

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Dementia awareness

16/05/2016 | By Bruce Moore

Housing associations must rise to the challenge of accommodating people with dementia, says Bruce Moore

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Forgotten women

13/05/2016 | By Bill Randall

The number of women sleeping rough has doubled over the past six years. Bill Randall argues more needs to done to cater for their needs.

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Health officials probe cost of poor housing

13/05/2016 | By Heather Spurr

The government is set to investigate the extent to which people’s health is negatively affected by poor housing, in a review led by the Department of Health (DH).

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A healthy appetite

13/05/2016 | By Martin Hilditch

Good housing can improve people’s health but capping supported housing tenancies could cost the NHS, says Martin Hilditch

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Cap 'threatens health and care integration'

04/05/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Housing bodies in Scotland have warned the ‘Local Housing Allowance cap’ could derail the country’s health and social care integration agenda.

For use in Inside Housing, 11 March 2016

Dr House

11/03/2016 | By Heather Spurr

NHS England is promising a “health utopia” through its Healthy New Towns programme, but will the scheme actually make much of a difference? Heather Spurr finds out more.

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Government allocates funding after five-month delay

10/03/2016 | By Heather Spurr

The government has allocated around £84m of a £120m fund to develop specialist supported housing outside London, following a five-month delay.

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Housing plans on hold as key announcement is delayed

03/03/2016 | By Heather Spurr

Social landlords are warning they could be forced to can specialist housing projects after a five-month delay to a £155m capital funding scheme.

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Landlords warn on one year 'LHA cap' exemption

02/03/2016 | By Heather Spurr

Supported housing developments stalled due to uncertainty will stay frozen, despite a government pledge to provide a one-year exemption to a new benefit cap.

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Minister announces year-long 'LHA cap' exception

01/03/2016 | By Heather Spurr

A limit on housing benefit in line with Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates will not now apply to supported housing tenancies taken out before April 2017.

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NHS names 10 'healthy new towns'

01/03/2016 | By Heather Spurr

NHS England has named 10 sites set to become “healthy new towns” designed to reduce obesity, tackle dementia and increase community cohesion.

For use in Inside Housing, 12 February 2016

Beds unblocked Video

10/02/2016 | By Robert Cusack

How one care home is using its facilities to help the NHS reduce costs from bed-blocking. Robert Cusack reports

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Landlord 'could save NHS £3m a year'

08/02/2016 | By Heather Spurr

A housing association has calculated it could save the National Health Service more than £3m a year through health interventions for older people.

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Creating health

08/02/2016 | By Merron Simpson

The NHS Alliance wants to see housing providers play a bigger role in improving the nation’s health

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Uniting sectors

08/02/2016 | By Jemma Mouland

Housing and health can work together to give over-50s the support they need

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Government clarifies rent cut exemption

01/02/2016 | By Pete Apps

The government has provided a broad outline definition of the types of housing that will benefit from a one-year exemption to the rent cut.

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Erosion concern

01/02/2016 | By Cym D'Souza

BME communities remain significantly disadvantaged despite some progress, says Cym D’Souza

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Peers set to impose 1% rent cut exemption

26/01/2016 | By Pete Apps

Peers are poised to amend the Welfare Reform and Work Bill to exempt supported housing from the 1% rent cut.

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'Four in 10 schemes could close under HB cut'

26/01/2016 | By Pete Apps

Four in 10 schemes which provide a home to the most vulnerable could be forced to close their doors if the government pushes ahead with a controversial benefits cap, according to research by the National Housing Federation.

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Bromford writes to MPs on supported housing

21/01/2016 | By Pete Apps

A Midlands housing association has written to all 69 of its local MPs setting out the impact capping housing benefit would have on its supported housing schemes.

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Cap would force 95% to wind up schemes

21/01/2016 | By Pete Apps

Ninety five per cent of supported housing providers would be forced to wind up housing schemes for the most vulnerable if a planned benefits cut went ahead, an exclusive survey has revealed.

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