Health, care and housing

​Good housing helps us stay healthy, with warm, dry homes and access to green space making a big impact on people’s wellbeing.

That’s why the high quality homes built and managed by housing associations make such an important contribution to healthy communities, preventing illness caused by damp, cold conditions and overcrowding.

Housing associations also support the country’s health and social care needs more broadly. People with physical and mental health needs benefit from their specialist adapted homes and additional services, which enable them to live independent, healthy lives.

Increasingly, associations are delivering these services in partnership with other providers, including the NHS. Strong partnerships ensure that housing and health can effectively deliver positive outcomes for the public purse, and for the people and communities who benefit from their services.

In this section, we aim to provide you with the tools that you will need in order to develop a health and housing partnership.

  • If you are a housing association, we outline the opportunities for your organisation to engage with health. On these pages you can also find our latest updates in care and support.

  • If you are a health provider, we demonstrate housing associations’ ability to improve health outcomes.

For information on our work on the impact of the Local Housing Allowance cap and rent cut on supported housing, please see the Supported and sheltered housing page in the Welfare reform section as well as latest updates.

Latest Health, care and housing updates