Government departments, charities and learning networks have agreed on an action plan for improving housing and health in 2014/15.
The memorandum of understanding published today details areas of improvement and an action plan that will ensure organisations work together to:
Establish and support national and local dialogue, information exchange and decision-making across government, health, social care and housing sectors;
Coordinate health, social care, and housing policy;
Enable improved collaboration and integration of healthcare and housing in the planning, commissioning and delivery of homes and services;
Promote the housing sector contribution to: addressing the wider determinants of health; health equity; improvements to patient experience and
Develop the workforce across sectors so that they are confident and skilled in understanding the relationship between where people live and their health and wellbeing and are able to identify suitable solutions to improve outcomes.