Housing & Infrastructure:

Building the Future Now

Realising a Place-Based Approach to Housing

A housing crisis of one kind of another, be it in ownership, high rental prices or lack of affordable social housing affects every region and local authority in England. This programme will seek to find solutions to the issues, bringing together experts over the next 18 months.

The most recent Government White Paper ‘Fixing our Broken Housing Market’ identified:

 

  • Average house prices valued at 8 x average earnings
  • Private sector rental market doubled
  • 40% of Local Authorities don’t have a plan for housing growth
  • Productivity in housebuilding growing – but 30% slower than rest of the economy
  • 100,000 fewer homes being built each year than what is required

Five barriers to break to fix a broken system:

  • System incentivises developers to build at less than full capacity and build slowly
  • Planning policy distorts land value at the cost to the community and local authority – slows things down
  • Sequential development delivers bad housing and maximises local community opposition
  • New solutions that can raise productivity like pre-fabrication require sustainable investment, if they are to work
  • Housing doesn’t sit at the table with Health, Education and Employment
  • Career paths in construction are complex, broken and risky

Housing & Infrastructure Programme Manager

Tim Philpott

Past Housing & Infrastructure Reports

HOMES report

This report draws the link between the relationship between health and housing and how the NHS and local authorities can work together to ensure both are addressed through integrated strategy, engagement with residents, workforce development and service transformation.

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Report Authors

Lord Patel of Bradford
Dr Jonathan Bashford
Sherife Hasan

Thinking it Through Report

BBI convened a Roundtable on February 14 2019, which was attended by a number of senior managers and leaders from across health and social care commissioning and service delivery. The aim of this Roundtable was to identify the key challenges facing mental health services, how these are being addressed, and what the vision for the future of mental health commissioning and provision looks like, in light of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) and the independent review of the Mental Health Act.

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Pathways, Place and Priorities for Digital Innovation Report

Breaking Barriers Innovations held a Roundtable discussion on 20th March 2019, the Roundtable provided an opportunity for decisionmakers in the NHS, Local Authorities and industry partners to explore the implications for digital technologies in light of the NHS Long Term Plan.

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Bridging the Care Gap Report

This report captures a Roundtable discussion on how health and social care leaders are attempting to bridge the care gap between an overburdened acute hospital sector that has seen exponential increases in demand and a care system that is struggling to cope.

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HOMES report

This report draws the link between the relationship between health and housing and how the NHS and local authorities can work together to ensure both are addressed through integrated strategy, engagement with residents, workforce development and service transformation.

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Education to Employment Report

This is a report done by Breaking Barriers Innovations’ Education to Employment team on behalf of Sunderland City Council, aiming to provide a springboard for discussion and with a primary focus on the radical improvement of life chances of 16-19 year olds, particularly those NEET (not in education, employment or training) and from disadvantaged background.

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Laying the Foundations for Place-Based Health and Social Care

The aim of this report was to present a new model for integration and innovation in health and social care that uses collaboration to create a unified, cross sector strategy to estates and infrastructure as the catalyst to meet the current financial and service demand challenges.

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Channelling the Flow

The aim of this report was to analyse constraints to transformational change in health and social care and present steps towards a flexible, more responsive system to more effectively manage patient flow.

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Doing it Justice

Was an independent review and the first of its kind to fully explore the opportunities a devolved approach to Criminal Justice presents.

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How you can get involved

We are currently in the process of putting together ideas, concepts and ambitions to test and confirm in our first full year of work. Our 2017-18 programmes are planned to launch in September.

For more information about this, please contact Tim Philpott.

tim.philpott@dgmi.co.uk
0207 6035086