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Someone to Watch over Me: Making Supported Housing Work

Carr, Helen (2005) Someone to Watch over Me: Making Supported Housing Work. Social and Legal Studies, 14 (3). pp. 387-408. ISSN 0964-6639. E-ISSN 1461-7390. (doi:10.1177/0964663905054910) (KAR id:113)

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Hostels and other forms of housing where support services are provided as an intrinsic part of the accommodation package have traditionally been developed by the voluntary sector at a distance from conditional state welfare. Supporting People is an innovative and ambitious programme which in effect annexes supported housing and, in return for a commitment to improved provision, promises certainty of income and professional prestige. Supporting People provides an example of contemporary social policy. It attempts to address both the failures of the ‘old’ welfare state and the anxieties of the neo-liberal state. It does this through a distinct ‘third way’ form of regulation which extends new public management practices into a new regulatory arena and places a particular emphasis on ‘joined-up’ thinking, risk management and the ideological pragmatism of ‘what works’. This has particular consequences for the diverse range of both providers and residents who are disciplined through a variety of mechanisms to deliver social progress for the state

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0964663905054910
Additional information: Won the SLSA Article Prize 2006
Uncontrolled keywords: consumerism, regulation, risk, social policy, supported housing, welfare state
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Katrin Steinack
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 17:58 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:39 UTC
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