DescriptionThis book provides practitioners with the foundations onto which they can build their own understanding and practice within housing.
It is based on two fundamental principles: the importance of homes becoming enabling environments, and promoting user-centred services. The authors argues that occupational therapists working in the distinct context of housing require additional background knowledge and professional skills to those used within healthcare settings.
- Explores a broad range of theory bases and developing practice within the area of occupational therapy in housing
- Presents a vast array of knowledge, research and experience
- Written by occupational therapists working as practitioners, educators and managers, alongside academics in the social policy and disability issues
Chapter 1: The theory bases (Jani Grisbrooke).
Chapter 2: The assessment process (Frances Heywood).
Chapter 3: The social model and clinical reasoning (Sue Pengelly).
Chapter 4: Housing: the user’s perspective (Sally French and John Swain).
Chapter 5: Conveying information through drawing (Peter Ashlee, Sylvia Clutton, Sue Pengelly and Jon Cowderoy).
Chapter 6: Access standards: evolution of inclusive housing (Paraig O’Brien).
Chapter 7: Housing adaptations and community care (Clare Picking).
Chapter 8: Ergonomics and housing (Carla Benedict, Samantha Pooley and Jani Grisbrooke).
Chapter 9: Evaluation for service users and service performance (Sue Pengelly and Andrew Winfield).
Chapter 10: Smart technology at home (Kathryn McNab).