The Care Act is clear that ‘suitable accommodation’ is a fundamental component in meeting the needs of vulnerable people. The statutory guidance makes it an obligation to integrate with housing as a health related service and Housing Authorities and Registered Housing Providers have a duty to co-operate.
Despite the guidance, many Directors do not feel that the connection between Social Care and Housing in their areas is getting the maximum benefit possible from the Housing offer. The workshop will explore how Directors can work better with Housing colleagues and achieve the best outcomes for the system and individuals.
Chair: Neil Revely, ADASS Housing Leads
Guest Speaker: District Councils Network – Quin Quinney, Blaby District Council