Where health and housing meet

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The connection between health and housing is important to TVH and we are working to invest in more accommodation delivered in conjunction with large employers such as the NHS.

TVH Commercial Director Kush Rawal presented on the opportunities around the intrinsic link between good quality homes and health outcomes at housing law firm Capsticks’ London Health and Housing Seminar, in conjunction with NHS Improvement’s Simon Corben.,

Kush talked about TVH’s wish to develop more partnerships with large landowners such as the NHS, where keyworker homes and other accommodation are required, but the development know-how to make it happen may be lacking. TVH already successfully manages keyworker homes so we can offer our services to NHS Trusts who are finding it hard to recruit and keep staff who cannot afford to live near their work. In addition, while TVH builds homes needed for the trust, we may also develop some on the same site for Shared Ownership or private sale, creating cross-subsidy to plough back in to affordable housing.

Kush talked about the impact of the house price increase against salaries, and the money staff have available for housing; he then demonstrated the delivery by Thames Valley Housing of 86 keyworker homes among 120 new and converted homes at Frimley Park Hospital.

“By partnering with Housing Associations like us, the NHS can tap into our breadth of expertise in delivering affordable accommodation suitable for key workers, local people and even patients,” Kush said.

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