The latest version of the Foundations Housing, Health & Care Integration Toolkit is now available on the Foundations website http://www.foundations.uk.com/media/235416/Foundations%20Integration%20Tool%20V6%20250314.pdf
The update includes links to evidence in the form of:
• The environmental burden of disease associated with inadequate housing – World Health organisation
• HRSRS Guidance – DCLG
• Effective Strategies & Interventions: Environmental health and the private housing sector – CIEH/University of Greenwich /NICE Guidance
The toolkit was developed and launched in December 2013 during a series of seminars facilitated by Foundations on the Better Care Fund.
It takes as its starting point a housing risk/ issue framed in the kind of language commonly employed in such documents as Joint strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). The tool then illustrates how Home Improvement Agency / Handyperson service interventions can mitigate such risks, and aligns them to specific outcomes in the frameworks of Adult Social Care, Public Health, and NHS England. A supporting evidence section provides hyperlinks to reports and other documents to support the case for housing interventions.
Download the toolkit here http://www.foundations.uk.com/media/235416/Foundations%20Integration%20Tool%20V6%20250314.pdf