The Worcestershire Housing Partnership Plan
The Housing Partnership Plan is the overarching document setting the strategic direction for housing across Worcestershire.
It recognises that to maximise the health, wealth and wellbeing of the residents of Worcestershire and make the most effective use of existing resources, we need to work very closely with partner organisations across a range of sectors.
Creating the right home environment is not only essential for residents, but is vital to enable many other organisations to achieve their ambitions, policy objectives and duties, such as improved health and wellbeing, educational achievement of children and young people, employment, crime reduction and sustainable, resilient communities.
Under a range of legislation there is a requirement for closer cooperation of services that support the health and wellbeing of those who may be in need of care and support. As part of a drive for more integration, a pioneering national Health and Housing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between government departments was signed. This supported joint action on improving health through the home. The Worcestershire Strategic Housing Partnership developed their own local MoU which expanded the range of partners who have a shared commitment to joint action. The local MoU sets out how the partnership will work together to address housing need and achieve the wider benefits to partner organisations. The aims in the local MoU underpin this partnership plan.
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