Published by Research in Practice, these open access evidence and tools aim to support families with overlapping social care and housing needs.
The Families and Homes Change Project (opens new window) provides evidence and tools to promote aligning support services, listening to families, improving prevention and early intervention, and increasing legal literacy across specialisms.
The aim is that these resources are utilised to embed change and improve practice to enable better outcomes for families at the intersection of social care and housing.
The evidence and tools provided include:
- a blog (opens new window) by Dr Dr Kesia Reeve and Dr Sadie Parr introducing the background to the Change Project.
- strateigc briefing paper (opens new window) presenting an evidence base for supporting families at the intersection of housing and social care services.
- Practice tool (opens new window) setting out scenarios in which families’ experiences and outcomes might be shaped by practitioners’ legal literacy across housing and social care.
- a podcast (opens new window) featuring a conversation between Dr Kesia Reeve, lead academic for the Families and Home Change Project, and Leanna Fairfax, a PhD student with lived experienced of homelessness, housing and social care.
- a short video summary (opens new window) of the themes, challenges and opportunities explored in the Families and Homes Change Project
- a second practice tool (opens new window) exploring the opportunities for successful relationships across housing and adult social care.
- and a brief guide (opens new window) with a clear and accessible overview of how where a person lives can impact on their wellbeing.