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

£300m Fund to Create Homes for Independent Living

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

The £300 million cash injection will help create thousands of extra houses and flats specially designed for the needs of disabled and older people who need extra support. It could result in up to 9,000 new or modernised homes.

High quality, innovative housing of this kind will help 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.

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.

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