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Supported housing and the law: The fractures in the housing and support partnership

Housing, Care and Support

ISSN: 1460-8790

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

Abstract

Government policy for vulnerable people has long been to encourage as many people as possible out of care homes and into supported accommodation. This article seeks to explore some of the unforeseen legal difficulties arising out of this trend. Two have already become very apparent: first, where the question of ordinary residence arises, with regard to which authority is liable for the purchase of the additional domiciliary care, and second, for residents who may be thought to lack capacity to make a contract for the tenancy which underpins the whole arrangement. The article begins by describing two quite different arrangements for providing accommodation and support.

Citation

Schwehr, B. (2004), "Supported housing and the law: The fractures in the housing and support partnership", Housing, Care and Support, Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 26-31. https://doi.org/10.1108/14608790200400013

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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