Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447306351 Published March 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $116.00 ISBN: 9781447306344 Published September 2015 For sale in North and South America only

Accommodating Difference

Evaluating Supported Housing for Vulnerable People

David Clapham

Accommodating Difference

David Clapham

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

208 pages | 1 table | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447306351 Published March 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $116.00 ISBN: 9781447306344 Published September 2015 For sale in North and South America only
For vulnerable older, disabled, or homeless people who need accommodation and support, a variety of different services have been developed, from hostels and group homes to extra-care housing and retirement villages. But do these settings effectively improve the well-being of those who live in them? This book explores the rationale behind these accommodations and the impact different forms of accommodation policy and practice have on the lives of vulnerable people, arguing for a flexible policy approach that places people in control of their own lives. Applying an original evaluation framework to case studies in the United Kingdom and Sweden—two countries with long and differing service histories—Accommodating Difference raises important questions, making it a valuable resource for supported housing practitioners and policy makers, as well as for students of urban studies, planning, and health and social care.
Contents
Introduction
Models of supported housing
Difference and well-being
Homes
Neighbourhoods
Housing and support in Britain and Sweden
Supported housing for older people
Supported housing for homeless people
Supported housing for disabled people
Conclusion
Review Quotes
Janet Smith, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Accommodating Difference is a much-needed addition to the evolving and unsettled discussion of supportive housing. This book is a critical and thoughtful read of policy and practice, which through its examples helps us to see how supportive housing can increase subjective well-being and maintain dignity."
Jo Richardson, De Montfort University, UK
“David Clapham’s work shines a light on a relatively under-researched housing topic. The need to understand different ways of seeing the world is crucial if we are to provide good quality supported housing for vulnerable people and to embrace and accommodate difference.”
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