Housing to Health
Housing to Health is a service aimed at improving links between housing and health in Nottingham.
It's a partnership between Nottingham City Homes and Nottingham City Care Partnership. It's aimed at helping to ease the strain on the health service by providing suitable homes to speed up a patients discharge from hospital, or directing people at risk of being admitted to hospital due to their poor living conditions into good quality homes.
Housing Health Co-ordinators act as the referral point and are responsible for sourcing suitable accommodation from Nottingham City Homes and other Registered Providers vacant properties.
What are the benefits?
Reducing bed blocking to:
- save the NHS money
- free up high demand hospital beds
- reduce the number of empty homes
- free up high demand / under the occupation of homes.
Helping people to stay healthy, for longer, by:
- encouraging proactive referrals
- preventing hospital admissions / re-admissions
- providing appropriate accommodation that are safer for people to live in
- reducing the need for costly adaptations.
If you know anybody who might benefit from this service you can complete a referral form by clicking here.
An evaluation report has been produced showing the impact of the project. This can be downloaded below: