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Creating the asset base – a review of literature and policy on housing with care

Atkinson, Teresa, Evans, Simon, Darton, Robin, Cameron, Ailsa, Porteus, Jeremy, Smith, Randall (2014) Creating the asset base – a review of literature and policy on housing with care. Housing, Care and Support, 17 (1). pp. 16-25. ISSN 1460-8790. E-ISSN 2042-8375. (doi:10.1108/HCS-09-2013-0017) (KAR id:41630)

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Abstract

Purpose – Appropriate housing for the growing population of older adults is becoming an international concern. The purpose of this paper is to report on a review of UK and international literature carried out as part of a project exploring the commissioning and delivery of social care in housing with care settings. The paper also considers housing with care in the context of UK policy and practice.

Findings – Findings are presented within three main themes: how care and support is provided; the role of the built environment; and the benefits for resident well-being. The review found a paucity of literature focusing specifically on care and support in housing with care settings, particularly in terms of how social care is delivered, but the evidence base suggests that housing with care is in a strong position to deliver on most if not all UK government aspirations.

Originality/value – This paper presents an up to date review of the housing with care literature in the context of current UK policy.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/HCS-09-2013-0017
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Robin Darton
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2014 12:47 UTC
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2020 03:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41630 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Darton, Robin: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8242-790X
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