As part of a joint learning network on integrated housing, care and health, The King's Fund and the National Housing Federation have produced a set of slides illustrating the connections between housing, social care, health and wellbeing.
We hope they will be a useful resource for you – please feel free to use them in your office, in documents or presentations.
I have campaigned like 'forever' for 'Supported unregulated accommodation' to be Protected from NEGLECT, by becoming Registered, however HA in the main are Registered Providers so should NOT be surprised if 'someone' takes their concerns to the Regulator?
Richard Murray has my Report, and does know the truth!
Echoing the points made above by Dr Belinda Johnston. Companion animals play an important role in provision of social support, especially for those more vulnerable. The documented health benefits accruing from keeping a pet are many and include a 30% reduction in heart attack and stroke, greater mobility and associated health benefits, better scores for the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) in older people which are maintained better over time. Companion animals also help with depression and mitigate against loneliness. Other governments, in response to such scientific findings, have enacted positive policies for pets in housing. We must also do this to enhance human health and welfare, reduce the numbers of animals being surrendered to shelters due to no-pets policies and to benefit from fiscal savings. Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org