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New Government Sport Strategy has potential to get the nation more active

Jane Ashworth, StreetGames Chief Executive, provides a glimpse of 'Sporting Future', the Government's new sport strategy, and explores its potential for tackling social inequalities and promoting wellbeing.

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Practice Governance: A guide for health and housing integration

As housing associations increasingly seek to work in partnership with health care a key issue is the ability to put in place robust mechanisms for managing clinical risk across partners. Understanding and aligning practice along clinical governance themes not only starts to become necessary but also opens doors to partnership working and permits health commissioning with confidence.

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Unlocking Estates

Following a discussion among senior housing and health professionals hosted by Capsticks and Social Housing, which inevitably focused on unlocking public land, Peter Molyneux draws on four strategies housing should undertake to build up partnerships with health on capital projects.

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Opportunity Knocks?

Peter Molyneux explores the Health Secretaries focus on how GP's can better utilise social prescribing and suggests a key role for housing associations as partners for the NHS.

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A Prevention Revolution

Our partner Peter Molyneux suggests a key role for housing associations in delivering on the prevention agenda.

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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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