SEN member briefing: Running fast to stand still

Progress on linking housing with health and social care is at best slow at the national level, even though there is an ever-increasing evidence base highlighting that good housing can help to address issues such as delayed discharges. There continues to be many challenges confronting health and social care especially the lack of integration despite numerous national initiatives. This briefing, written by HQN Associate Tim Brown, highlights evidence that makes the case for housing and identifies additional examples of local housing policy and practice. It also provides a strategic update on the rapid pace of change in health and adult social care, including key challenges and draws attention to the crucial but difficult issue of integration

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SEN member briefing: Running fast to stand still

Progress on linking housing with health and social care is at best slow at the national level, even though there is an ever-increasing evidence base highlighting that good housing can help to address issues such as delayed discharges. There continues to be many challenges confronting health and social care especially the lack of integration despite numerous national initiatives.

This briefing, written by HQN Associate Tim Brown, highlights evidence that makes the case for housing and identifies additional examples of local housing policy and practice. It also provides a strategic update on the rapid pace of change in health and adult social care, including key challenges and draws attention to the crucial but difficult issue of integration

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