Paper 4: Policy and Practice Recommendations
Through our work across the UK with older people, people with learning disabilities and people with mental health problems it has become clear that despite the range of housing options that exists for people with support needs, there is still an over reliance on traditional forms of housing and support such as residential or nursing care. In order to stimulate debate about the continued over reliance and possible increase in use of residential care, and to encourage more serious exploration and consideration of alternative options, NDTi is publishing a series of discussion papers ‘Housing Choices: Exploring and comparing the characteristics of housing and support arrangements for people with care and support needs’.
This fourth and final paper in the Housing Choices Discussion Paper Series seeks to draw policy and practice recommendations from the discussion and debate around the previous papers.
We welcome comments and views on any of the points raised in this paper 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.
This Discussion Paper is paper 1 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’.