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216 x 138mm 224 pp
Homes, Our Lives: Choice in Later Life Living Arrangements
summary of the main historical and contemporary issues in British housing
provision for older people. ... the varied, thought-provoking and accessible
writing ... make it valuable to students, practitioners and policy makers
this book very illuminating as it takes a broader view than that usually
expressed in social work and social care. Social workers should read it
because it will make them question some of the values and assumptions
that they may make about appropriate care strategies for older people.
I recommend this book to those working with older people.'
how older people live can have a huge impact on their quality of life.
Our Homes, Our Lives explores what housing choices are available
as we grow older, and challenges some of the stereotypes that surround
older people, which have in the past influenced housing and care policy.
It aims to open up this debate and get those involved in shaping and providing
services to take a fresh look at the issue, from the viewpoint of older
The authors are leading academics and researchers within a range of disciplines;
senior professionals from the housing and social care fields; and senior
managers of housing and care provider organisations.