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For domestic abuse services, a culture of sharing between housing and health professionals is key

For domestic abuse services, a culture of sharing between housing and health professionals is key

11 August 2016

Natalie Giles is the Public Health Lead for the Somerset Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (SIDAS), run by Knightstone Housing
I can’t believe it’s been one year since we started our GP Champion Project in Somerset. It’s been a really productive year full of success, which has of course included being the proud winner of the Health and Wellbeing category in the Community Impact Awards!

Tagged with: Health, care and housing, Member blog

Ministers and housing associations must find a way to ensure that supported housing survives

Ministers and housing associations must find a way to ensure that supported housing survives

8 July 2016

Alistair Smyth is Head of Policy at the National Housing Federation
Over the past few months the National Housing Federation has, along with its members and stakeholders, been engaged in a detailed discussion about the future of supported housing. The aim of these conversations has been to identify what, in the midst of broad and far-reaching change, would provide certainty to residents and providers of supported housing, as well as to the government.

Tagged with: Health, care and housing, Federation blog

It’s time for health and housing professionals to stop working in isolation

It’s time for health and housing professionals to stop working in isolation

26 May 2016

Carol Bode is Radian Group Chair and Deputy Chair of The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Even the recently announced funding increase for general practice is unlikely to tackle the growing pressures on the regional NHS. Radian’s recent Health and Housing Conference highlighted the benefits of working collaboratively to help solve some of the problems.

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The Local Housing Allowance cap could undo decades of work to support the most vulnerable

The Local Housing Allowance cap could undo decades of work to support the most vulnerable

25 January 2016

Mairead Carroll is London External Affairs Manager at the National Housing Federation
Housing associations provide safe homes and support for people living with dementia, care leavers, older people and people with experience of homelessness and abuse. If the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap is applied to supported housing, all this is under threat.

Tagged with: Health, care and housing, Welfare reform, Federation blog

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