Three new reports on partnership working between faith and local government.

Fund to create and modernise homes for independent living

The Department of Health today opened a £300 million fund to provide new and modernised homes designed to meet the needs of older people and people with disabilities.

Local authorities will be able to bid for money from the fund to build specially designed new homes and to modernise existing specialised housing to bring it up to standard.

High quality, innovative housing helps people stay independent for longer by allowing them to receive care and practical help in their own home, reducing the need for them to go into care homes or hospitals.

For more information, go to: http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/10/fund-homes/