Family Mosaic’s director of care and support, Moira Griffiths, is speaking at the Capita Supported Housing Conference today about the research we have been undertaking to improve the health and wellbeing of our residents.

The conference, taking place in London today, offers the opportunity for organisations that deliver care and support services to come together and discuss how they can continue to deliver high quality, modern services to customers in the current financial climate.

Following the decision by the Department of Work and Pensions to exempt supported housing from Universal Credit and the benefit cap, efficient and effective support provision along with greater integration of care and support services is at the forefront of the discussions amongst support providers.

Our research, conducted through our health and wellbeing pilot in London, provides Family Mosaic residents with a range of activities and events to support their health and wellbeing and reduce the cost to the NHS. Housing has a real part to play in promoting positive lifestyle changes and the conference will be a great chance to show the outcomes our project has achieved and how this could influence other housing and support providers.

The event brings together representatives from housing, health, social care and local government to talk through a range of topics including how best to partner with health and social care, providing support services in shared ownership properties and how our services can help to relieve the pressure on the health service.

For more information about the conference, have a look at the conference website.