A home is much more than a house: integrated approaches for the housing, health and care needs of vulnerable adults

The Care Act 2014, for the first time in legislation, recognises the contribution of housing to the care and support system – defining housing as a ‘health-related service'.


The LGA, seeking to establish examples of good practice in the integration of health and housing and to better understand any barriers or opportunities to bringing these two areas together, commissioned Sitra to run four regional workshops to define the core elements of what ‘good' integrated working with housing looks like and to identify the conditions most conducive to its growth.

This report brings together the key challenges identified in the workshops and sets out case study examples of the progress that has been made by many different people in different places working at both the strategic and operational level.

A home is much more than a house: integrated approaches for the housing, health and care needs of vulnerable adults