High support needs in housing with care services: literature reviews
To produce reviews of the literature and undertake consultation with experts on areas where research should be prioritised for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Housing with care services are used by tenants and leaseholders with many diverse characteristics. Services range from retirement villages to specialist housing with care schemes for people with dementia. These two reviews explored workforce and communication issues.
2009 - 2010
Research teamJill Manthorpe
, Jo Moriarty
and Kritika Samsi
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
A scoping review of the literature was undertaken and draft reports were circulated to a wide range of consultees, followed by telephone interviews where appropriate. The findings from the consultations informed the reviews.
Manthorpe, J. & Moriarty, J., (2010), 'Workforce Issues in Housing with Care for Adults with High Support Needs' [pdf, 796 KB], in Garwood, S. (ed), A Better Life for Older People with High Support Needs in Housing with Care. JRF programme paper: A Better Life, pp. 120-147, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Samsi, K. & Manthorpe, J., (2010), 'Decision-Making and Communication in Housing with Care' [pdf, 631 KB], in Garwood, S. (ed), A Better Life for Older People with High Support Needs in Housing with Care. JRF programme paper: A Better Life, pp. 78-99, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Manthorpe, J. & Samsi, K. (2011, online) 'Improving practice in communication with older people and support networks living in housing with care schemes: aspirations and ambitions', British Journal of Social Work.
The reviews have informed the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s decisions about the priorities for its work on high support needs. The workforce review is the first overview of this subject and looks set to inform the area.