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White Paper: Accountable Care

In our new Housing and Health White Paper on Accountable Care, we explore the opportunities presented by greater devolution in health and social care as posed by the Accountable Care model, and the potential for collaboration with housing through this new model of care.

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NHS England Quick Guide: Housing and Health

New NHS Short Guide on integrating housing and health

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Bringing Public Health Thinking to the Private-Rented Sector Support

In this guest blog Matt Clack, Hackney's Public Health Strategist, takes a look at what it would take for a local authority to effectively support its residents in the private-rented sector, and why you wouldn't necessarily need to be a veteran public health practitioner or housing officer, but someone passionate about rectifying social inequality who understands the difficulties tenants and landlords face.

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A basic need: affordable housing and mental health

In this blog, originally published on the Centre for Mental Health website, Ian Bradshaw reflects on the role of affordable housing for people with mental health problems and presents the findings from two works recently published by the Centre: the ‘More than Shelter’ report and the ‘Briefing 49: a basic need’.

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Are we doing the right thing to help people with Hoarding Disorder?

Hoarding is now recognised to be one of the most common mental health disorders affecting between 1% and 5% of the adult population. Peter Molyneux, our partner from Common Cause Consulting, invites housing providers to engage in the discussion addressing Hoarding Disorder in a more comprehensive and innovative way.

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We need to get under the skin of the NHS if we’re going to collaborate

Andrew van Doorn, HACT's Deputy Chief Executive, advises Housing Associations about the importance of understanding what drives the delivery of healthcare services and the changing environment in the NHS if they want to engage with health.

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New Government Sport Strategy has potential to get the nation more active

Jane Ashworth, StreetGames Chief Executive, provides a glimpse of 'Sporting Future', the Government's new sport strategy, and explores its potential for tackling social inequalities and promoting wellbeing.

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Practice Governance: A guide for health and housing integration

As housing associations increasingly seek to work in partnership with health care a key issue is the ability to put in place robust mechanisms for managing clinical risk across partners. Understanding and aligning practice along clinical governance themes not only starts to become necessary but also opens doors to partnership working and permits health commissioning with confidence.

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