There is a direct link between good housing and good health, and the actions set out in the Housing Plan will directly help to achieve the priorities of the Wakefield Health and Wellbeing Plan and the Health and Wellbeing Board Plan.
We have identified 5 areas where good housing supports good health:
1) Ensuring the right kinds of new homes, some with care and support, are provided for people with physical and learning disabilities, mental health problems and autism:
We offer services to children, adults and older people who have support needs, including help to access suitable housing. We also work with our Registered Housing Provider partners to provide new specialist homes, helped by grant from the Homes England and the Department of Health. More information about accessing these services can be found using the links below:
Adults and Older People
Services for Children and Young People
2) Adapting homes and providing support to keep people living independently as their mobility changes:
We offer services to help people keep living independently in their own homes.
More information on the support we can provide
Further information on our adaptations services
3) Supporting people who lose their homes:
Our Homelessness and Housing Advice Team ; provide advice and practical support to people who have lost or may lose their homes.
4) Helping people to manage their finances and cope with debt problems:
More information about support for people struggling with mortgage debt can be found on the Help for Homeowners page. change link to page 10 We also support residents across the District to manage their money better through our Money Smart scheme. link to page 35
5) Helping people to reduce their fuel bills and make their homes warmer through better energy efficiency:
Cold homes can lead to ill health and worsen existing medical conditions. For more information about how the Council can help you keep your home warmer, take a look at the Help with Energy Improvements page. Link to page 32