The right kind of home Video
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
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
We have much to learn from how our predecessors addressed the housing crisis following the First World War, says Jill Stewart
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
Housing associations are increasingly using economic analysis to show the NHS how they can help cut health costs.
The Department of Health has announced a £25m fund to make technological adaptations to the homes of people with learning disabilities.
Government grants to help people adapt their homes to live more independently are not always allocated to meet need, a report has concluded.
Are social landlords aiming to improve the health of their tenants? Inside Housing and Mitie carried out a survey to find out
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
The surprising story of why Home Group offers sports classes. Kate Youde reports
Joint operation Video
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
The Department of Health plans to build 22,000 affordable homes for National Health Service (NHS) staff on land owned by the health service.
Wandle’s resident support officer Suzana Karakashi talks to Jess McCabe about helping vulnerable residents and speaking four languages
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.
MPs have launched an inquiry to scrutinise the financial stability and quality of adult social care.
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.
Illegal highs Video
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
Social landlords want housing workers to be placed in every hospital in Greater Manchester under an expansion of a ground-breaking cross-sector initiative.
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
Housing associations must rise to the challenge of accommodating people with dementia, says Bruce Moore
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.
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).
Good housing can improve people’s health but capping supported housing tenancies could cost the NHS, says Martin Hilditch
Housing bodies in Scotland have warned the ‘Local Housing Allowance cap’ could derail the country’s health and social care integration agenda.
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.
The government has allocated around £84m of a £120m fund to develop specialist supported housing outside London, following a five-month delay.
Social landlords are warning they could be forced to can specialist housing projects after a five-month delay to a £155m capital funding scheme.
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.
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.
NHS England has named 10 sites set to become “healthy new towns” designed to reduce obesity, tackle dementia and increase community cohesion.
Beds unblocked Video
How one care home is using its facilities to help the NHS reduce costs from bed-blocking. Robert Cusack reports
A housing association has calculated it could save the National Health Service more than £3m a year through health interventions for older people.
The NHS Alliance wants to see housing providers play a bigger role in improving the nation’s health
Housing and health can work together to give over-50s the support they need
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.
BME communities remain significantly disadvantaged despite some progress, says Cym D’Souza
Peers are poised to amend the Welfare Reform and Work Bill to exempt supported housing from the 1% rent cut.
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.
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.
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.