Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for integrating health, housing and the built environment in England

Morning, Tuesday, 2nd April 2019

15Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London SE1 8DJ

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will be an opportunity to discuss the next steps for integrating health, housing and the wider built environment in England - looking at public health, funding and the development of healthy homes, high streets and communities. 


Delegates will assess where support and guidance is most needed for stakeholders in house building, local government, healthcare and local communities when planning, designing and developing new places to help improve wellbeing - with discussion expected on next steps for improving standards, sharing learning and engagement with those most affected by the issues.


It comes in light of NHS England’s Putting Health into Place publication, which is expected in Spring and follows the publication of the 10 Healthy New Town Principles - and sessions will focus on the opportunities for sharing learning from NHS England’s Healthy New Towns programme.


The conference also follows the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, in which NHS England commits to taking this forward by developing a Healthy New Towns Standard and a Healthy Homes Quality Mark in 2019/20 to support designs that focus on prevention.


Delegates will discuss priorities for embedding prevention and public health within housing policy - as the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care identifies prevention as one of his key priorities and launches the Prevention is better than cure vision ahead of an expected green paper in 2019.


Further sessions consider key issues for the allocation of funding and for meeting targets to build accessible homes to aid independent living.


It follows the government announcement of additional funding to build homes for vulnerable people over the next three years, including disabled people, people with mental health issues and older people.


Further sessions focus on what more could be done to promote healthy and active communities and encourage housing designs to reflect the changing needs of the population, in light of the Social Housing Green Paper - A new deal for social housing.



Keynote Speakers

Danny McDonnell

Strategy Programme Manager, Healthy New Towns Programme, NHS England

Rachel Toms

Programme Manager, Housing and Health, Public Health England

Keynote Speakers

Kieran Elliott

Head of Health and Social Care Integration and Housing Policy, Department of Health and Social Care

Rachel Toms

Programme Manager, Housing and Health, Public Health England

Danny McDonnell

Strategy Programme Manager, Healthy New Towns Programme, NHS England

Kevin McGeough

Director, Healthy New Towns Programme, Ebbsfleet Garden City

Chairs

Baroness Thomas of Winchester

Liz Twist MP

Speakers

Merron Simpson

Chief Executive, New NHS Alliance and Director, New Realities

Sheila Mackintosh

Research Fellow, Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing, University of the West of England

Tim Riley

Founding Director, RCKa Architects

Dr Rachael Docking

Senior Programme Manager - Homes, Centre for Ageing Better

Gillian Douglas

Assistant Director, Housing, Cherwell District Council

Connie Cullen

London Hub Manager, Shelter

Nic Bungay

Director of Strategy and External Affairs, Habinteg Housing Association

Jane Lord

Regional Relationship Lead, Better Care Fund