Morning, Tuesday, 5th June 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will assess next steps for health and housing policy - looking at the integration of services and workforce, building healthy housing and tackling health inequalities.
It follows recent publication of the Communities and Local Government Committee’s report on housing for older people, which called for the creation of a national strategy and for the Government to recognise the link between homes and health and social care in the social care green paper, expected to be published this summer.
Delegates will assess progress on the Healthy New Towns programme in re-thinking the delivery of health and social care services around new housing developments, following the introduction of demonstrator sites, and with NHS England recently inviting developers to create a national network to prioritise healthy living.
They will also consider how housing can be integrated into traditional service frameworks to improve health outcomes, including its role within the Better Care Fund which aims to join-up health and care services.
Further sessions focus on how to utilise the built environment to tackle challenges around obesity, dementia and social isolation; the integration of health, housing and other workforces; and next steps for developing healthy places and spaces to meet the needs of a changing population.