What is the Federation doing?

For a number of years now, the Federation has been working to bridge the gap between the housing and health sectors. From many conversations with our members and with health professionals, we have built up knowledge and understanding about partnerships.

We know that by working together, we can shape healthier, happier communities for our tenants. And we want to share some of our learning with you.

That’s why we’ve been developing a bank of helpful resources to help you to build partnerships with health.

Prescription for Success: A guide to the health economy for housing associations

This guide aims to transform your offer to health, enabling you to build a robust business case to commissioners and become a crucial part of the future of the NHS.

Routes into Health

This series of briefings explains the changes to the NHS in England that followed the Social Care Act 2012.

Connecting Housing and Health

These briefings aim to support housing associations in shaping a health offer. They explain how housing and health can work together to manage long-term conditions, improve mental health outcome, support hospital discharge and community reablement, and tackle health inequality.

Quality Assurance

This paper supports associations to understand the key issues around quality governance in housing, care and support services.

Creative use of NHS Estate

This briefing explores how the NHS makes decisions about its surplus estate, how associations can be part of the supply chain for NHS providers, and the ways in which NHS estate can be used creatively to improve health outcomes.