28th May 2012, 01:30PM
Church House, Westminster

We are delighted to be joined for a panel discussion and Q&A at the Under One Roof launch by:

  • Jon Bright, Director, Homlessness and Support, Building Standards and Climate Change, DCLG
  • Baroness Judith Jolly, Co-chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Health and Social Care
  • Rachael Byrne, Executive Director, Care and Support, Home Group
  • Jake Eliot, Policy Leader, Care and Support, National Housing Federation
  • Claudia Wood, Deputy Director, Demos

The Under One Roof report argues that social housing providers have a particular role to play around early intervention and preventative support for their tenants, whether they have an existing care need or are at risk of developing one.

The report is based on new interview and focus group research with social housing staff and tenants and includes original analysis of the cost-benefits of different pathways through housing and care – from pre-empting problems by putting generalized preventative support in place for general needs tenants, through to acute crisis intervention.

The event will explore some of the opportunities and barriers to more integrated and preventative working presented by current policy, such as the localism and personalization agendas, as well as outlining some practical measures that social housing providers can take to overcome some of these barriers. The event will also look at can significant savings could be made by utilizing social housing providers to offer early intervention and preventative support to tenant and how these savings – to the Treasury, NHS and other agencies – should be shared across all stakeholders, so that housing providers do not bear a disproportionate cost burden. 

The event will be held on Monday 28 May at Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London, SW1P 3NZ.  

To register to attend please email events@demos.co.uk or call or call 0207 367 6331 with any access enquiries. Click here for a map. This event will take place under strict Chatham House rules. 

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