integration housing, care and health

The Care Act

The Care Act 2014 is a landmark piece of legislation bringing together into a single coherent statute, the provision and funding of care and support, the effect of which is intended to last a generation or more. Additionally, for the first time, the contribution of housing to the care and support system has been recognised throughout the Act. The legislation emphasises better information, strengthened prevention, a more personalised approach, joining up support around the needs of the individual and has a core underpinning of promoting health and wellbeing. Housing is defined as 'health-related service' placing housing firmly on the care and support map.

A home is much more than a house....

The Local Government Association (LGA) seeking to establish examples of good practice in the integration of health and housing, to better understand any barriers or opportunities to bringing these two areas together and to scope out its role in supporting councils, commissioned Sitra to run four regional workshops to define the core elements of what 'good integrated working with housing looks like and to identify the conditions most conducive to its growth.

 

a home is much more than a house

A home is much more than a house: Integrated approaches for the housing, health and care needs of vulnerable adults

This report brings together the key challenges identified in the workshops and sets out case study examples of the progress that has been made by many different people in different places working at both the strategic and operational levels.

Interested in integration? Join us in Skills for Care's  work programme addressing the workforce issues for those working on housing with care and support. The focus on the critical role of housing within the Care Act, and the on-going emphasis on integration and personalised services mean that we have worked to develop and extend our offer to ensure it is appropriate and relevant to those providing housing with care and support services. You may be interested to see some of the work we have already undertaken in this area; Bringing Care Home and our work around New and Emerging Job Roles.


- See more at: http://www.local.gov.uk/publications/-/journal_content/56/10180/7527053/PUBLICATION#sthash.ybqYIJT0.dpuf

 

The Care Act 2014, for the first time in legislation, recognises the contribution of housing to the care and support system – defining housing as a ‘health-related service'. The LGA, seeking to establish examples of good practice in the integration of health and housing and to better understand any barriers or opportunities to bringing these two areas together, commissioned Sitra to run four regional workshops to define the core elements of what ‘good' integrated working with housing looks like and to identify the conditions most conducive to its growth.

This report brings together the key challenges identified in the workshops and sets out case study examples of the progress that has been made by many different people in different places working at both the strategic and operational leve

- See more at: http://www.local.gov.uk/publications/-/journal_content/56/10180/7527053/PUBLICATION#sthash.ybqYIJT0.dpuf