Homes for wellbeing: resources

Health and wellbeing strategy

You can find Cambridgeshire's health and wellbeing strategy 2012-2017 here.

Health and wellbeing newsletters

Cambridgeshire's health and wellbeing board publishes a useful newsletter, some recent editions here:

Good practice

In May 2014 the Local Government Association launched a series of case studies in its report Healthy Homes Healthy Lives which...

"...demonstrate that local government is enthusiastically embracing the new opportunities of the public health reforms, and imaginatively responding to local issues. 

For example, there are the district councils in Suffolk which have come together to carry out a joint housing survey that looks at not only housing and finance, but health and care too. There are programmes that have been set up to improve the condition of housing whether that be cold-related, safety or to do with the fabric of the property itself. These are saving money as well as lives...

It is striking how many local authorities are taking a whole-council approach to public health, based on an understanding of the interconnectedness of the social determinants of health."

Planning new homes and communities for older peopleHousingLIN logo

The Housing Learning and Improvement Network (known as the Housing LIN) has published excellent guidance about planning new homes and communities for older people. These pages provide the planning policy background for planning applications focussing on specialist housing for older people, as well as other issues to consider before applying for planning permission.

Extra care housing strategy for 2011 to 2015

Our delivery strategy for extra care housing in Cambridgeshire is available here, created by a partnership of organisations and interests from across Cambridgeshire.

The strategy includes mapping, priorities for future development and an action plan which will be reviewed and updated, ready for re-publication in 2015. Older peoples strategy cover

Cambridgeshire's older peoples strategy

You can find Cambridgeshire's Older People Strategy here.

Addressing adult social care priorities through planning

This report was published in September 2015 by Cambridgeshire's Joint Strategic Planning Unit.

It defines adult social care and then sets about answering three key questions:

  1. What are the key adult social care outcomes that planning policy or guidance needs to address?
  2. What are the most appropriate planning policy responses to achieve these outcomes?
  3. What more could be done to deliver social care outcomes through the planning system?

The paper also...

  • Reviews relevant health and social care legislation and policy.
  • Summarises justifications for the proposed planning responses.
  • Sets out National Planning Policy Framework principles and Planning Policy Guidance requirements relevant to social care goals.
  • Identifies resources available to support an assessment of future specialist housing needs.
  • Identifies local plan policies which address social care challenges.

Specialist housing

  • This page (link) sets out the standards in place, as at November 2017, for specialist housing standards and how they might be put in place.