Paper 2: A proposed typology of housing and support options
In our work with older people, people with learning disabilities and people with mental health problems, one factor that inhibits exploration of alternative housing and support options is a limited awareness of what the different options are. This is exacerbated by the confusing array of terminology used to describe some options, for example supported housing/supported accommodation/supported living/independent living/group homes where these terms can refer to similar or very different types of support.
As a step towards addressing this, in Paper 2 we have developed a draft typology which identifies, categorises and briefly describes the housing options available for people with care or support needs who do not live with family
We welcome comments and views on this proposed typology, from commissioners and providers of housing and support (in all its forms), people who use services and their families (and representative organisations), academics and policy makers. In particular, we are interested in knowing:
In response to feedback and comments on this proposed typology, the next paper in this series will explore the different characteristics of the housing and support options identified in terms of choice, control, rights and inclusion.
This Discussion Paper is paper 2 of 4 in a series of discussion papers ‘Housing Choices: Exploring and comparing the characteristics of housing and support arrangements for people with care and support needs’.
The next papers in the Housing Choices Discussion Series will be: