Innovations in social prescribing:  the role of social housing
cross the UK, social landlords provide over 5 million homes to people of all ages. They house those on low incomes, who have experienced homelessness, people with disabilities, those with long term health conditions and those needing additional care and support as they age.
Social housing organisations play an important role in supporting communities to thrive. NASP, HACT and the Housing Learning and Improvement Network therefore came together to build collaboration between social housing and the social prescribing community.
This report outlines our first steps in building this awareness and connection through a series of workshops held earlier this year. It demonstrates what can be done and what more is needed.
In this report you’ll find examples of good practice and emerging innovation from housing associations and charities across the country, focusing on three topics:
- Building social prescribing expertise across housing associations, their staff, and volunteers
- Housing associations as anchor institutions; how to stimulate and support the provision of new services
- Magnifying the voices of older people with housing support needs