Don’t miss the link: how housing supports health targets, saves money and promotes better care – Sue Adams OBE

‘Imagine leaving your home abruptly and never returning to it again. Or being told that you are moving house tomorrow and you have no control over where you are moving to and how much it will cost.’

These are the opening words of the previously published NHS England’s Quick Guide: Discharge to Assess and benefits for older, vulnerable people. With the words ‘home’ and ‘house’ right there at the start the value of including housing services in health systems is made clear.

We therefore welcome the new NHS England Quick Guide on Health and Housing which identifies how housing and health can work together to ‘prevent and reduce hospital admissions, length of stay, delayed discharges, readmission rates and ultimately improve outcomes for people’.

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