Policy paper

Improving health and care through the home: MoU

Over 25 stakeholders give a renewed commitment to joint action across government, health, social care and housing sectors to improving health through the home.


Improving health and care through the home: a national memorandum of understanding

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This renewed memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed by over 25 government bodies and organisations in the health, social care and housing sector. It sets out:

  • our shared commitment to joint action across government, health, social care and housing sectors in England

  • principles for joint working for better health and wellbeing outcomes, and to reduce health inequalities

  • a framework for national and local cross-sector partnerships to provide healthy homes, communities and neighbourhoods

  • conditions for developing integrated and effective services to meet the needs of individuals, carers and families with a range of local stakeholders

  • what shared success might look like

The organisations signed up to this MoU are:

  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)
  • Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH)
  • Building Research Establishment (BRE)
  • Care & Repair England
  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)
  • Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Foundations
  • Homeless Link
  • Homes England (formerly Homes and Communities Agency)
  • Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust (HACT)
  • Housing Learning and Improvement Network (Housing LIN)
  • Local Government Association (LGA)
  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)
  • National Housing Federation (NHF)
  • (New) NHS Alliance
  • NHS England
  • NHS Property Services (PropCo)
  • NHS Providers (formerly Foundation Trust Network)
  • Public Health England (PHE)
  • Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
  • Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)
  • Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
  • Skills for Care
  • St Mungo’s
Published 19 March 2018