Home from hospital: how housing services are relieving pressure on the NHS

This report looks at the increase in delays in discharging people from hospital, and shows how housing services are offering solutions that are relieving pressure on the NHS.

11 September 2017

With delayed transfers of care a growing problem in the context of an ageing population, housing associations are providing the link needed to ensure people are supported out of hospital into a suitable home with the right support.

This report highlights how housing services are:

  • providing solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives
  • relieving pressure on increasingly stretched health services and saving money for the NHS.

The report features a number of case studies that demonstrate how housing services are successfully reducing delays in discharging people from hospital and preventing unnecessary hospital admissions.

It also considers the impact and additional savings that could be made by housing providers if this work were to be scaled up.

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