Working with housing authorities and providers
The Care Act is clear that the provision of suitable accommodation can be an integral part of care and support, and provides flexibility for local authorities to arrange different types of accommodation to meet a person’s care and support needs.
The Act is clear on the legal boundary between care and support and general housing responsibilities, to ensure that there is no overlap or confusion with the role of the local housing authority. The Act is not intended to change the current boundary between what the local authority may provide under housing provisions and what it required to provide under care and support provision.
- the place of housing in health and care and support system
- integration of health, care and support and housing
- ensuring cooperation with housing providers
- integrating information and advice on housing
- housing services which may not be provided to meet care and support needs