Residualisation in supported housing: an organisational case study

Hobson, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0001-8081-6699, Lynch, Kenneth ORCID: 0000-0002-5296-2864 and Lodge, Alex (2020) Residualisation in supported housing: an organisational case study. Housing, Care and Support, 23 (1). pp. 1-13. doi:10.1108/HCS-09-2019-0019

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Supported housing is a particular complex sub-section of the housing sector, and generally refers to social or state housing provided in conjunction with additional support to help people develop the skills required for independent living. This paper examines the current changes to the supported housing sector partly as a result of austerity and partly as a result of politically initiated structural and funding changes. This paper aims to examine the outcome of the UK government’s reviews and a case study comprising first-hand accounts from stakeholders across a large supported housing provider, including all tiers of management and operations. The paper concludes that there are clear broad trends that can be identified across the sector, including state withdrawal, reduced and restructured funding models that constrain providers and, crucially, a process of residualisation that reduces state involvement in the sector to only individual support for the most vulnerable and ‘at risk’ clients. The authors express concern that these changes are detrimental and may actually leave already vulnerable social in an even more vulnerable situation.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Housing; Austerity; Social Welfare; Residualisation; Social housing; Supported housing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2019 14:55
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:24

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