Housing and health

HACT partners with organisations across the housing and health sectors to drive value for service users and communities through services that encourage innovation and foster collaboration.  

We develop partnerships by building clarity of purpose, confidence and trust, promoting a culture of collaboration and shared learning.  

We have a wealth of experience with a proven track record in the delivery of services that have increased integration between health and housing for the benefit of local people and communities.

Get in touch and start a conversation.

Mental health and housing partnerships

From initial exploratory conversations and engaging relevant stakeholders to facilitating roundtables and developing strategies, we have supported NHS Trusts to integrate mental health services with local housing providers.

Clients include Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust, South West London and St Georges NHS Trust, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Sussex Health and Care Partnership.

Published documents on mental health and housing co-written by the HACT health team:

Complex care pathways (including integrated step-down complex care pathway)

We work with NHS Trust leaders to review all aspects of adult mental health services, creating a pathway that identifies where greater integration with housing for people with complex care will produce best results.

Clients include: Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, South London Mental Health and Community Partnership, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Published documents on complex care pathways co-written by the HACT health team:

Hospital discharge protocol 

We work with NHS Trusts to help them create and test hospital discharge protocols for addults with learning disabilities and autism, so they can be supported to move into community-based supported housing.

Clients include: NHS Midlands – Birmingham and Solihull ICS, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Systems.

Care leavers protocol, pathway and housing

We work with NHS Trusts to explore how to integrate housing into the 16+ care leavers pathway.

Clients include: West Sussex County Council.

Workforce challenges

We develop collaborations between NHS partners and local housing associations so the latter can support their tenants and local people into local health jobs.

Clients include: Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership

Published documents on workforce challenges written by the HACT health team:

Market engagement

We support mental health NHS Trusts to engage with local housing providers around the development of new services in an existing NHS Trust property.

Clients include: SLAM, SLP

For housing organisations, we can:

  • Deliver the evidence you need to understand and measure the impact of your service, as well as identify best practice and opportunities for service improvement. Find out more.
  • Provide training to help you engage with your local Integrated Care System. Find out more.
  • Support you to embrace the ideas and innovation that meet your current and future business challenges in the health sector. Find out more.

Read our blogs about housing and health

Mental health and housing: responding to the current crisis (21 May 2020)

Opportunities for health housing (originally published 23 September 2019)

Don't get lost in translation (16 December 2018)

Get in touch

Contact Andrew van Doorn to start a conversation.