Commissioning Housing Support For Health and Wellbeing

25/07/2008

This report:

§ explains what housing-related services are and what funding streams and national programmes they sit within

§ provides evidence that these services can offer cost-effective mechanisms for promoting health, independence and wellbeing; while reducing demand for costly services.

The purpose of this report is to help commissioners in health, local government and other public services to:

§ increase the positive impact of commissioning on the health and wellbeing of their local populations by addressing housing support in their strategies

§ most effectively meet relevant Public Service Agreement (PSA)targets by building on existing expertise and systems

§ increase joint working between health and local government and other sectors to achieve better services