Housing with care for later life: a literature review

Document type
Literature review
Croucher, Karen; Hicks, Leslie; Jackson, Karen
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Date of publication
17 February 2006
Housing and Homelessness, Older Adults
Social welfare
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There is growing interest and investment from both the public and private sector in housing schemes for older people that allow independent living to be combined with relatively high levels of care. This review draws together the most recent literature on models of housing with care for later life. Reflecting the current emphasis on developing evidence-based policy and practice, the review is focused on the ‘empirical’ literature that reports primary research and service evaluations. Its aims are: to provide service planners, commissioners and those actively engaged in delivering
services with an overview of a complex and diverse literature, emphasising ‘what we know’ around key questions and
assumptions related to housing and care for later life; and to direct readers of the review to key studies and documents.

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