Starts at Home: enhancing residents’ wellbeing and relieving pressure on the NHS webinar

26 August 2021

Ahead of Starts at Home Day 2021, this webinar explores how supported housing providers stepped up to meet the demands of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and how they can continue to support their residents’ wellbeing while also working with the NHS.

During the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, supported housing providers worked to ensure their residents were safe and healthy in their homes and worked to relieve pressure on NHS services during a critical time.

Supported Housing provides invaluable housing and support for some of the most vulnerable people in society, for working-age and older people alike, including retirement and extra care housing, homeless hostels, homes for people with learning or physical disabilities and people with autism, mental health step-down units and domestic abuse refuges. 

Supported housing gives people choice about their lives, allows them to live in a home environment rather than institutional settings, and frees up institutional care provision. Supported housing also helps ease the pressure on the NHS and care services, and saves around £940 of public funds per resident per year.

Speakers include:

  • Suzannah Young, Policy Officer, NHF
  • Angelina Morgan, Director of Mental Health, Look Ahead 
  • Emma Cookson, Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer, St Mungo's
  • Charlotte Morgan, Group CEO, Mosscare St Vincent's Housing Group