This book covers the history of supported housing provision in the context of the broader political and theoretical considerations of the time in which the respective policies were being implemented. The book takes an historical perspective using path dependency as an analytical framework. Particular attention is paid to the critical junctures in the path of supported housing provision and how these limited and continue to limit the policy choices available. The book concludes with a look at the current state of supported housing policy with a view to making recommendations for how policy in this area could be carried forward. The hope is that readers of this book learn the lessons of previous policy initiatives in this area and, by looking at the philosophical underpinning for supported housing can make recommendations for how it can be funded and provided in the future.
This book provides a valuable resource for scholars and practitioners seeking to both provide and influence policy in this area. It is also a useful source for students studying housing and urban policy.
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – Looking at Policy – a toolkit
Explaining Path Dependency
Limits of Path Dependency
How is policy implemented?
Top Down Implementation
The Bottom Up Approach
Assessing Policy Success
Limits of the Heuristic
Chapter 3 – Philosophy, Ideology and Supported Housing
Philosophy and Housing
The Social Contract
A Theory of Justice
Equality of Opportunity and the Difference Principle
Nozick & Liberty
The Post-War Consensus or First Way
Thatcher, New Public Management and the Second Way
New Labour and the 3rd Way
The Social Investment State
Criticisms of the Third Way
Ideology, Philosophy and Supported Housing
Rawls, Nozick and Supported Housing
The Third Way and Supporting People
Chapter 4 – Supported Housing – Past & Present
The Poor Law – Old and New to the Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution to World War 2
The Post War Consensus to Thatcher
Thatcherism & New Public Management
The Role of Housing Policy
New Labour & the Supporting People Programme
The Coalition and Conservative Policy (2010 to the present)
Short Term/Transitional housing
Long Term Services
Chapter 5 – Supported Housing – The Future
Supported Housing and Policy Success
Where we go from here – A Blueprint…
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