The Lightbulb project: switched on to integration in Leicestershire
Moran A Housing Learning and Improvement Network, London. 2017
|Project ID (Internal)
|Full Reference (text)
|Moran A (2017) The Lightbulb project: switched on to integration in Leicestershire. Housing Learning and Improvement Network. [The report can be accessed here]
|Full Reference (URL)
|Summary / Abstract
A case study of the Lightbulb project, which brings together County and District Councils and other partners in Leicestershire to help people stay in their homes for as long as possible. The approach includes GPs and other health and care professionals and relies on early at home assessment process at key points of entry. This is delivered through a ‘hub and spoke’ model with an integrated Locality Lightbulb Team in each District Council area and covers: minor adaptations and equipment; DFGs; wider housing support needs (warmth, energy, home security); housing related health and wellbeing (AT, falls prevention); planning for the future (housing options); and housing related advice, information, and signposting. The Lightbulb service also includes a cost effective specialist Hospital Housing Enabler Team based in acute and mental health hospital settings across Leicestershire. The team work directly with patients and hospital staff to identify and resolve housing issues that are a potential barrier to hospital discharge and also provide low level support to assist with the move home from hospital to help prevent readmissions.
|The Lightbulb project: switched on to integration in Leicestershire
|Housing Learning and Improvement Network, London.
|Publication Year / End of Project
|03/01/2019 12:00 am
NIHR School for
Social Care Research