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Allocating homes for people with intellectual disability: needs, mix and choice

Wiesel, Ilan,

Academic Literature


Allocation of housing and support services for people with intellectual disability is based on three major sets of criteria: an assessment of the applicants' needs; considerations of social mix; and the applicants' own choices. This article examines the philosophical and institutional rationales underlying each of these notions and the tensions arising when seeking to achieve a balance between them. The article argues that the concepts of needs, mix and choice should be redefined in a way which reflects the interdependencies between them. Further, the article calls for more extensive mutual learning between studies of mainstream social housing and housing for people with intellectual disability.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Social Policy & Administration

Location : International

Domain/s: Housing and the built environment

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