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One in five suffer mental illness due to housing problems

19/04/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

Nearly seven in 10 people to experience housing worries in the past five years feel it has impacted on their mental health, a study has found.


EHRC makes final call for evidence in disabled housing inquiry

11/04/2017 | By Luke Barratt

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has made a final call for evidence for its inquiry into housing for disabled people.

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Time to link palliative care and homelessness services

04/04/2017 | By Dr Briony Hudson

Hostels need extra support to provide end of life care for homeless people with advanced ill health, says Dr Briony Hudson


Dementia code for housing launched by charity

27/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

A major dementia charity is calling for social landlords to sign up to a dementia charter to make housing friendly to sufferers of the condition.

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Housing leaders: fix for social care requires supported housing certainty

08/03/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

THE BUDGET: Housing experts have warned the government will not fix social care without giving long-term certainty over the future of supported housing funding.

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Ministers seek alarm improvements after tenant death

22/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

Ministers have promised to take steps to improve alarm services in social housing, after a man died waiting for an ambulance after contacting a housing association’s emergency call line.


New supply not enough to solve housing crisis

19/01/2017 | By Matthew Gardiner

Housing needs to be joined to the health and social care system to solve the housing crisis, says Matthew Gardiner

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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

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The community taking on homelessness Video


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

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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


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.


Sound in mind and body


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

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Diaries from the NHS Confederation conference Video


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

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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

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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


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.


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.

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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


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.


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.