Last summer, amidst the world cup frenzy, Frances Harkin wrote about the role HACT was playing in building bridges between social housing providers and sports organisations. Here we reflect on her thoughts a few months on.
Health and wellbeing
Social prescribing: GLA’s next steps
With support from the National Housing Federation, the Commission visited towns and cities across the North and Midlands, meeting housing associations, stakeholders and local residents. Using the learning from this process, the Commission has made ten recommendations.
Mental health problems are the most common health issue among Citizens Advice clients, impacting 89,410 clients last year. Previous research found people with mental health problems are more likely to struggle with essential services, and support offered by providers is inadequate.
This report assesses the barriers to employment and the impact of rent fluctuations and housing benefit.
This report identifies the elements of high-quality and innovative practice in the provision of home adaptations for older people. It highlights practical examples of local areas that are organising and delivering adaptations effectively.
Following on from Family Mosaic’s Health Begins at Home project, this report is based on Peabody’s follow-up research project that looked at how to deliver a cost-effective housing support services, improve people’s self-care, and work with other agencies to deliver a coordinated response to the needs of residents with health and support requirements.
The EHRC housing inquiry looked at the current provision of accessible and adaptable housing for disabled people provided by local authorities and registered landlords.
This paper contributes to the conversation around health and housing following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. It outlines a series of effective policy actions needed to simplify, clarify and connect existing regulations related to housing and health and safety and how they should be enforced.
This report is the culmination of twelve months of research conducted by Orbit in partnership with the Child Poverty Action Group to find out more about the children and parents living in their homes.
This indicative cost-benefit analysis shows that Lambeth’s Housing Standard (LHS) investment programme will have a major impact on the health and quality of life of council tenants, with wider monetised benefits of £227million for individuals, for the National Health Service, social care services, the Criminal Justice System and the local economy.
The key purpose of this Winston Churchill Fellowship was to learn about international practice and perspectives relating to domestic abuse, learning about different housing models, approaches and best practice in a global context.
The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment is an initiative from HACT, UK housing’s ideas and innovation agency.
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