What is it about?

As a result of austerity and a political shift of responsibility away from government to the individual, we show that supported housing - publicly funded housing for society's most vulnerable individuals - is being cut back so that it only provides accommodation and support for the most vulnerable. This means that some people who need it cannot get it and providing consistent support to those clients who do receive it can be challenging.

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Why is it important?

It gives a local and practitioner perspective on the supported housing sector - a specialist sector that provides housing coupled with other social support to some of the country's most vulnerable households. It provides evidence of a sector that is undergoing considerable change, experiencing a reduction and shift in financing arrangements, as well as mergers and closures of organisations.


It provides evidence of a sector that is being radically changed and cut back as a result of the austerity prompted by the financial crisis of 2008. It

Professor Kenneth Lynch
University of Gloucestershire

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This page is a summary of: Residualisation in supported housing: an organisational case study, Housing Care and Support, January 2020, Emerald,
DOI: 10.1108/hcs-09-2019-0019.
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