Key facts about housing organisations

Housing organisations have a long history of supporting people to live their lives well. They can be your principal local community partner as you transform how you keep your patients well.

They own £400bn housing assets, managing around 4.1 million homes, or 17 per cent of Britain’s homes

  • They are not-for-profit or are publicly owned, yet have the financial capacity, contract management skills and procurement potential to lead major health provider consortia
  • They are based in some of the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods and have a strong foothold in those communities experiencing the greatest health inequality
  • Collectively, they have over 2.5 million contacts with each week
  • They are increasing their range of preventative ‘health and wellbeing’ services and invest heavily in communities to improve people’s lives (not just to give them a home)
  • They go out of their way to reduce pressures on the NHS and save health providers money
  • Many of them provide personalised care and support services, and improvements to peoples homes, including to people living in private homes
  • They have a long track record on formal partnership. Many housing organisations already operate in partnership with the NHS, local authority and other statutory services”.
  • Housing organisations are well placed to deliver on personalisation. They have a long history of being co-regulated and customer driven and are becoming increasingly led by people living in local communities.

Given the shift in the NHS to early intervention and prevention … can you afford not to work with them?