Other publications

The Housing Contribution to Health and Social Care Integration-How well are we doing?
This ihub report reviews what has been said so far about housing and health, examines the scope for influence by housing professionals, identifies the common themes that are emerging, considers the evidence links of housing with health and wellbeing for those who still need convincing, and gives positive examples of housing in action.

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Scottish Public Health Network report on health and housing
The time is right for a reconnection between the worlds of public health and housing. In this context, this report aims to guide both sectors in their work to improve health and reduce inequalities through the provision of good housing. It is intended not as an exhaustive account of the ways in which housing can influence health, but as a practical resource to support joint working.

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Housing and health inequalities briefing
This briefing focuses on the role that good quality housing can play in improving health and wellbeing, as well as reducing health inequalities. It links closely with complementary inequalities briefings on place and communities, and on homelessness.

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Housing and Social Care Integration- A Guide for Housing Practitioners
This was one of the first briefings produced by Joint Improvement Team housing associates prior to the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act coming into force. It provides basic information on what the legislation means for housing providers and strategic housing teams. It also details the delegated and non-delegated housing functions within the Act.

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Age, Home and Community: A Strategy For Housing For Scotland’s Older People: 2012-2021 (Scottish Government/COSLA)
This strategy has been agreed by the Scottish Government and COSLA. Developed in partnership with the housing, health and social care sectors – public, private and voluntary – and in consultation with older people, it presents a vision for housing and housing-related support for older people, the outcomes we want to achieve and a framework of actions we will take. While this strategy focuses on those older people who have particular housing-related support needs, we must remember that older people, whether or not they need support, contribute much to our communities. Many unpaid carers are also older, as are many volunteers who provide other forms of support to older people.

This strategy proposes ways in which we can all help to realise the aspirations of enabling older people to live independently at home.

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Commission on Housing & Wellbeing
This report is a call to action on one of the most serious and challenging issues facing Scotland now and throughout the next decade. The report also includes a delivery plan. It is, of course, for the Scottish Government, local authorities in Scotland and the UK Government to set the policies relevant to housing and wellbeing in Scotland.

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Moving Assistance Project: Do you want to move or stay?
This booklet was first developed by Outside the Box for Falkirk Council Housing Services, with help from the Make it Happen Forum and people living in the area. This helpful hints and tips booklet is for people who are beginning to think about whether their current house is still right for them. A checklist is included to help you assess if your house is still right for you and your needs.

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