[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012].
This Housing LIN Viewpoint No.24 document from the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) highlights challenges arising from an ageing and more diverse society, fiscal pressures and ongoing policy changes. Observations are offered for policy makers, indicating the suggested community leadership required from health and housing boards and senior executives in order to tackle health inequalities.
“… the evidence shows that good quality housing and support is also a significant cost saver… One pound spent on housing and support saves £2.12 on acute health and social care services”. (p.1)
Buggins, E. Kaur, B. [and] Handy, C. (2012). Shaping the concrete before it sets: building effective health & housing partnerships – the leadership challenge. London: Housing Learning and Improvement Network (Housing LIN), June 2012.