Housing LIN

The Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN), formerly responsible for managing the Department of Health’s (DH) Extra Care Housing capital programme, is the leading ‘knowledge hub’ for a growing network of housing, health and social care professionals in England involved in planning, commissioning, designing, funding, building and managing housing with care for older people.

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Skills for Care

Skills for Care helps create a better-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce.

We provide practical tools and support to help adult social care organisations in England recruit, develop and lead their workforce.

We work with employers* and related services to ensure dignity and respect are at the heart of service delivery.

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Royal College of Nursing

The RCN is a membership organisation of more than 435,000 registered nurses, midwives, health care assistants and nursing students. We are both a professional body, carrying out work on nursing standards, education and practice, and a trade union.

Our members work in a range of health care specialities and settings in the NHS and independent sectors. We also have members based overseas, and members who are retired. Around 35,000 nursing students are members.

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Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works.

We are a leading improvement support agency and an independent charity working with adults’, families’ and children’s care and support services across the UK. We also work closely with related services such as health care and housing.

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Crawley Open House

Crawley Open House opened its doors in 1982 and its aim is to help the homeless and disadvantaged. Currently the Crawley Open House has a 26 bedded Hostel, a Day Centre, provides an Advisory Service, Health and Out Reach Service plus Resettlement

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Chestnut Tree House

Chestnut Tree House is a children’s charity providing hospice care services and community support for children and young people with progressive life-shortening conditions in East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire. Their aim is to make every day count. The good days, the bad days and their last days.

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United Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd (UKHCA) is the professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors.

UKHCA helps organisations that provide social care (also known as domiciliary care or homecare), which may include nursing services, to people in their own homes, promoting high standards of care and providing representation with national and regional policy-makers and regulators.

The Association represents over two-thousand members across the United Kingdom, in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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