Other Publications

The Housing Contribution to Health and Social Care Integration-How well are we doing? - Nov 16

This ihub report attempts to review what has been said so far about housing and health, examine the scope for influence by housing professionals, identify the common themes which are emerging, consider the evidence links of housing with health and wellbeing for those who still need convincing, and give positive examples of housing in action

ScotPHN Report Health and Housing - Jan 17 

The time is right for a reconnection between the worlds of public health and of housing. In this context, this report aims to guide both sectors in their work to improve health and reduce inequalities through the provision of good housing. It is intended not as an exhaustive account of the ways in which housing can influence health, but as a practical resource to support joint working. 

Housing and Health Inequalities Briefing - Nov 16

This briefing focuses on the role that good-quality housing can play in improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities. It links closely with complementary inequalities briefings on place and communities and on homelessness. 

Housing and Social Care Integration- A Guide for Housing Practitioners 

This was one of the first briefings produced by JIT housing associates prior to the legislation coming into force. It provides basic information on what the legislation means for housing providers and strategic housing teams. It also details the delegated and non delegated housing functions within the Act.

Age Home and Community A Strategy for Older People Housing (Scottish Government/COSLA 2015)

This strategy has been agreed by the Scottish Government and COSLA. It has been developed in partnership with the housing, health and social care sectors – public, private and voluntary – and in consultation with older people. It presents a vision for housing and housing-related support for older people, the outcomes we want to achieve and a framework of actions we will take. While this strategy focuses on those older people who have particular housing- related support needs, we must remember that older people, whether or not they need support, contribute much to our communities. Many unpaid carers are also older, as are many volunteers who provide other forms of support to older people.

 

This strategy proposes ways in which we can all help to realise the    aspirations of enabling older people to live independently at home. 

Commission on Housing and Wellbeing - June 2015

This report is a
call to action on one of the most serious and challenging issues facing Scotland now and throughout the next decade. The report also includes a delivery plan. It is, of course, for the Scottish Government, local authorities in Scotland and the UK Government to set the policies relevant to housing and wellbeing in Scotland. 

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