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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

Health and housing

Good housing makes a vital contribution to improving health and can reduce costs for the NHS, by preventing hospital admissions and other forms of acute care. CIH want better integration of the housing, health and social care services in the future and we work to ensure that this is recognised and acted on by government.

We want government to publish a long-term strategy for joining up health and housing with care and would like to see both the NHS and local authorities shift more spending away from acute care towards preventative services, often provided in the home.

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Partnership working »

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Read the latest action plan for the memorandum of understanding agreed by housing leaders with the department of health, communities and local government, NHS England and Public Health England to establish the principles and purposes behind more integrated working. This has been the result of ongoing discussions across the sectors and is a key agreement to drive forward closer effective working, alongside the Care Act.

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Consultancy »


CIH consultancy supports housing organisations and local authorities to identify, build and deliver housing-related services. We can carry out a diagnostic to critically review your services, assess quality, calculate the cost benefits of spend and analyse value for money, and provide web-based tools designed to assist you to manage diminishing resources and address the challenges in areas of high priority and needs.

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Learn something new with CIH housing academy

Qualifications, training and CPD from CIH housing academy - the home for housing knowledge and skills.

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Sarah Davis

Senior policy and practice officer Sarah Davis is CIH's expert on housing, health and care.


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What you need to know briefings

Exclusively for CIH members, our What you need to know.... briefings give you timely summaries on new legislation, government developments, and other important housing sector news.

Executive briefing: Going digital

Join Nick Atkin, group chief executive for Halton Housing Trust as he talks about the drivers for delivering services digitally and how we can ensure tenants are digitally engaged.