A national virtual conference is being staged to set out how the preventative role of housing can help England recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and use it as a catalyst for lasting change.
Recover, Reset, Regenerate will see practitioners from across the health, housing and social care system share their experiences and innovations.
The virtual conference, held on June 24, is being organised by Foundations (the national body for home improvement agencies), the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and the Housing Learning and Improvement Network.
Topics will include: Opportunities to transform care at home where outcomes in the pandemic have been demonstrably better; Effective remote support and assessments; and designing buildings with people and communities rather than for them.
Paul Smith, director of Foundations, said: “The pandemic has underlined the crucial, preventative role that housing plays and the ability of frontline workers to adapt and change quickly. This conference offers a chance for housing, health and care practitioners and policymakers to share their experiences, learn from others and network virtually.”
Adding: “We have an opportunity to reset the whole system. Housing is central to that reset as staying home has protected the NHS and saved lives.”