Sector showcase: Housing and independent living. HousingLIN and CIH

23 March 2018
Source: Housing LIN and the Chartered Institute of Housing

This briefing, by CIH and Housing LIN, seeks to showcase schemes that have been developed by housing organisations working in partnership with social care, and often health partners. The aim is to support housing and social care partners to look at what can be achieved when considering the needs of older and disabled people in their localities, and to consider how doing things differently might provide both savings for stretched public services and better outcomes for people they support.

There is now an urgency to achieve a shift in how services are developed across housing and care. ADASS, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, have warned of a potential funding gap of £2.6bn for services for older and disabled people by the end of the decade, and increasingly directors of adult social services are reporting concerns over the sustainability of services for adults. For the first time last year, this pressure is growing from the numbers of working aged adults with long term conditions as well as from the rising number of older people.

Read the full report on the Housing LIN site



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