Affordability, choices and quality of life in housing with careAFFORDABILITY, CHOICES AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN HOUSING WITH CARE

Imogen Blood, Jenny Pannell and Ian Copeman
Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2012

This is the first UK-wide study of the views of self funders living in not-for-profit and private HWC. Self funders are tenants and owner occupiers paying some or all the costs of their housing/care/support, including people with a personal budget.

This qualitative study examines how affordability affects choice (of care and other services) and the consequences for quality of life, especially for those with high (or increasing) support needs (i.e. mainly, but not exclusively, those aged 85+). The study is important because there are so many uncertainties faced by individuals when making choices and decisions around affordability, quality of life and value for money in HWC:

This research found that:

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