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Come in! The door is open…….#widerworkforce

Two reports out today show how the housing workforce can and does play a significant role in supporting people’s effective discharge from hospital, and their ability to live independently and healthily at home. The Royal Society of Public Health have … Continue reading

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#Integration – a three legged stool……. #health #housing #socialcare

The Care Act 2014 raises the profile of housing as a health related service. It particularly highlights the importance of it in the statutory guidance to be found in section 15. Key phrases there include:- “Housing is therefore a crucial … Continue reading

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From #strength2strength…….

Strength – we all have it – but sometimes it is more difficult to let it show, or to believe it will be valued, or indeed to recognise it in ourselves. Our Sitra conference this year brings to life the … Continue reading

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‘Patchy’ Progress – Housing and the Care Act 2014 #healthbeginsathome

Last July, myself and a large group of Sitra members, sat listening to one of the Transformation Managers for a London Borough, talk through her responsibilities for the successful implementation of the Care Act 2014. The list of tasks, partnerships, … Continue reading

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Reflections on #Leadership in the #Homelessness sector

The London Housing Foundation Leadership programme comes at a very important time in transition of the sector, reflects Julia Unwin of Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Next year is the 50th anniversary of Cathy Come Home – this will bring a sharp … Continue reading

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Shining a blue light on housing……

Domestic news has been dominated this week by hospitals – with headlines focussing on the rate of admissions – and behind the scenes focus on the rate of discharge. The connect with the hospital location has meant that so much … Continue reading

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Dementia Leadership – Housing takes up the challenge…..

  Earlier this year, a new partnership was formed between Sitra, the Housing LIN and the Association for Dementia Studies (University of Worcester). This partnership developed a number of courses that were specifically tailored to help housing providers – both … Continue reading

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