This study commissioned by Southampton City Council, and undertaken by the Housing LIN, found benefits ranging from improvements to residents’ quality of life, reductions in the use of health services and associated resources, and significant cost-benefits for the health system from the use of housing with care services. Among the findings were benefits to the health care system in the form of:

  • Reductions in the number of GP visits (by housing with care residents).
  • Reductions in the number of community health nurse visits (amongst housing with care residents).
  • Reductions in the number of non-elective admissions to hospital (by housing with care residents).
  • Reductions in length of stay and delayed discharges from hospital (amongst housing with care residents).
  • Reductions in ambulance call outs, typically linked to reduced incidence of falls (amongst housing with care residents).
  • It is estimated that for each person living in the housing with care settings, the financial benefit to NHS is approximately £2,000 per person per annum