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‘You have got to stick to your times’: Care workers and managers’ experiences of working in extra care housing

Cameron, Ailsa M, Johnson, Eleanor K, Evans, Simon, Lloyd, Liz, Darton, Robin, Smith, Randall C, Porteus, Jeremy, Atkinson, Teresa (2020) ‘You have got to stick to your times’: Care workers and managers’ experiences of working in extra care housing. Health and Social Care in the Community, 28 (2). pp. 396-403. ISSN 0966-0410. E-ISSN 1365-2524. (doi:10.1111/hsc.12871) (KAR id:76781)

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Abstract

Extra care housing (ECH) has been lauded as an innovative model of housing with care for older people that promotes and supports independent living. The study used a qualitative design to explore how care is delivered in four extra care settings in England over 20 months during 2016-2017. This paper reports findings from semi-structured interviews with 20 care workers and seven managers. The article argues that, despite being heralded as a new model, care workers in ECH face similar organisational pressures as those working in more conventional settings and, in turn, the care which they are able to provide to residents mimics traditional forms of care.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/hsc.12871
Projects: Projects 22293 not found.
Uncontrolled keywords: extra care housing; social care; the organisation of care; care work; older people
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: 25 Sep 2019 15:56 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2020 12:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/76781 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Cameron, Ailsa M: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0201-0993
Johnson, Eleanor K: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0968-3859
Evans, Simon: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2919-8167
Lloyd, Liz: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9624-9614
Darton, Robin: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8242-790X
Smith, Randall C: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7997-5104
Atkinson, Teresa: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2020-7239
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