Regional Interest Groups – Health, Care and Supported Housing

Some of our members will have been involved in existing Health, Care and Supported Housing RIGs across the country. These were postponed when lockdown was announced back in March.

We’re planning to reinstate these forums during July to coincide with the launch of our Homes at the Heart Campaign which includes care and supported housing as a central theme.   

The meetings will provide a regional forum for discussion and sharing of best practice with peers on the issues and challenges facing care and supported housing providers. We will be able to support you with policy advice and a representative from MCHLG’s Supported Housing Team will also be providing an update.

One of the key aims of the meeting will be identify how we can better promote the sector and its social value and create a greater awareness of the specialist support our members deliver, something we’ll be focusing on during the Homes at Heart Campaign.

The information from these RIGs will help to inform our policy response to national government and key departments such as Public Health England, MCHLG and DHSC. It also means we can share, promote and develop a greater understanding of the essential work you are doing to support vulnerable residents across the country to live independently, improve their health and well-being and realise their full potential.

Details of Health, Care and Supported Housing RIGs in your area:

Midlands Health, Care and Support Group -  9th July 14.00 -15.30

Chair: Sean Brennan, Acis Group

North West Health and Well-Being Group - 7th July, 14.00 – 15.30

Chair: Donna Kelly, Jigsaw Homes    

South East Health, Care and Supported Housing Group - 10th July. 10 – 11.30

Chair: Jim Aspdin, Southdown Housing

London Supported Housing Forum – 22nd July, 14.00 – 15.30

Chair: Jeremy Gray, Evolve housing   

North East Health, Care and Supported Housing Group – 8th July, 10.30 -12.00

Chair: Chris Smith, Thirteen Group  

Yorkshire and Humber Health, Care and Supported Housing Group – 29th July, 10.30 – 12.00  

Chair: Kate Spencer, York Housing association 

South West – 29th July, 2.00 – 3.30

Chair Oona Goldsworthy, Brunel 

East of England – 30th July, 10-11.30

Chair Deborah Stuart, Grand Union Housing Association 

If you want to get involved or know more about the meetings in your region please contact Rebecca Slack, External Affairs Manager (North East) on the contact details below or book onto a meeting in your region by contacting admin.team@housing.org.uk  

Who to speak to

Rebecca Slack, External Affairs Manager (North East)