Morning, Tuesday, 2nd April 2019
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.