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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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Housing and Safeguarding

The need to enhance safeguarding provisions has dominated discussions around the provision of care and support for vulnerable adults in recent years. It is with this in mind that the important role housing has to play in the safeguarding of ‘adults … Continue reading

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One Page Profile – Housing Challenge Day!

Or should I say – “It started with a tweet…… never knew it would end like this!” Risky business this late night tweeting – can get you into all sorts of exciting relationships! Earlier this year, I happened upon a … Continue reading

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Care Act 2014 – Housing – More than a foot in the door…….  

Hotly anticipated Guidance for the Care Act 2014 has been issued by the Department of Health. The full guidance can be found here – The Act as it is to be found on the statute books can be found here. … Continue reading

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