Category Archives: Housing

Integrating care: a pilot case study

Nuffield Trust fellow Holly Holder talks to Owen McQuade about the North West London integrated care pilot. The North West London integrated care pilot is a large-scale programme aimed at improving the...

Views sought on care home closures

The Health Minister and Health and Social Care Board are taking a fresh look at how to implement Transforming Your Care but the new plans have been described as unclear. Health Minister...

Bryson: Ready for the challenges

Northern Ireland’s largest social enterprise is preparing for the shift towards more care in the community. Bryson Care, part of the Bryson Charitable Group, Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprise delivers a wide...

Delivering change in health

Hilary Thomas highlights how our health and social care system is already empowering patients and carers, setting an example for the rest of the UK and a good precedent for local reform....

Managing conditions at home

Telemonitoring and changes to memory services are helping to improve services for patients in the community. Sixty-five year old John Hicks lives in the County Down village of Rostrevor and suffers from...

Gathering the public’s views

Poor communication resulted in a week of negative news stories this spring, when health and social care trusts announced their plans to close residential care homes across Northern Ireland. The announcements took...

A new model

Housing Executive Chief Executive John McPeake outlines to Owen McQuade some options for reforming social housing and how a new model could lead to innovation in housing services. Reforming the Housing Executive...

Pressing trends for housing

The Chartered Institute of Housing explains the key drivers for change in housing policy and their impact on householders. There is an intrinsic link between building houses and creating homes which support...

The future of housing funding

Housing associations should prioritise their cash flow, help tenants to pay their rents and take a realistic view of their finances, consultant James Tickell told delegates at the Northern Ireland Housing Conference....