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Supporting Children & Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing – can housing do more?

During Mental Health Awareness Week, Paula Lavis from the Children & Young People’s Mental Health Coalition, and Andrew van Doorn from HACT, ask how Housing Associations can engage with the mental health issues of their younger customers.

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Building evidence into housing

Following our Groups 4 Health training, Tom Allen considers the exciting challenge of putting evidence into practice.

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Finding the evidence

Bringing standards of evidence into the housing sector should not be seen as a challenge, but an opportunity. HACT's Housing Intern William Howard comments that housing providers need to look to other sectors to ensure that they don't get left behind.

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Doctor, doctor, I’ve got a service that works

A lack of evidence of what works is problematic in all areas of housing providers’ activities. But it becomes a particular constraint when we are looking to work with health-related sectors, where people are used to making decisions informed by robust evidence.

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What works in housing

What works, for whom, in what circumstances and at what costs? The social housing sector as a whole has, to date, not focused enough on the creation and use of evidence that seeks to answer these questions.

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Lifelong Housing Solutions

It’s official. The latest Office for National Statistics figures show that we are living even longer and there is no sign that the upward march is set to reverse any time soon.

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Housing on the Right Pathway

Following on from some roundtable events held at the NHF, our Housing and Health Intern, David King, looks at how we can make better use of pathways.

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Supporting social prescription

HACT's new Housing and Health Intern, David King, offers his initial thoughts on unifying housing and health: finding a common language between the two sectors and questioning how they were able to drift so far apart in the first place.

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Bricks and Medicine?

HACT's new Housing and Health Intern, David King, offers his initial thoughts on unifying housing and health: finding a common language between the two sectors and questioning how they were able to drift so far apart in the first place.

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Housing’s engagement with health needs to change – and the revolution starts here!

With the recent launch of HACT’s Mental Health and Housing Development Programme, Andrew van Doorn, Deputy CEO at HACT, unearths the hard truths about the housing sectors' engagement with the NHS.

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