Better outcomes, lower costs: implications for health and social care budgets of investment in housing adaptations, improvements and equipment: a review of the evidence: executive summary

Authors:
HEYWOOD Frances, TURNER Lynn
Publisher:
Great Britain. Office for Disability Issues
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
6p.
Place of publication:
London

Savings to health care and social care budgets could be made by investing in housing adaptations, and investment in independent living benefits individuals and wider society, according to research today by the Office for Disability Issues (ODI). The research was commissioned by the ODI as part of its Independent Living Review to identify imaginative and practical solutions to support independent living for disabled people. The report summarises existing evidence relating to savings to health and social care budgets as a result of investment in housing adaptations and housing improvements.

Subject terms:
home adaptations, home improvements, independent living, housing, outcomes, social care, social care provision, assistive technology, benefits, building design, cost effectiveness, costs, falls, health care;
Content types:
research, government publication
Location(s):
United Kingdom
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Authors:
HEYWOOD Frances, TURNER Lynn
Publisher:
Great Britain. Office for Disability Issues
Subject terms:
home adaptations, home improvements, independent living, housing, outcomes, social care, social care provision, assistive technology, benefits, building design, cost effectiveness, costs, falls, health care

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