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Do You Need Help With Supported Living Housing Jargon?

Are you struggling to understand the words and phrases that people are using when you are trying to find a supported living home?

Erin McKean wrote, 'People say jargon is a bad thing, but it's really a short cut vocabulary professionals use to understand one another.'  How true, as supported housing is strewn with words such as 'vulnerable adult', 'registered care provider' and 'services purchaser'.  So how do you find a way of understanding the professionals when you are trying to get the perfect home with support?

Over the last few weeks we have had people asking for help in navigating these terms.  In honour of these people, and to celebrate #HousingDay on the 12th November 2014, we thought it would be helpful to update our literature and online support to explain some of the phrases, words and titles that are used by social care and housing professionals.  After all we do have years of housing and care experience.

The whole purpose of the #HousingDay campaign is to celebrate the positive impact that housing can bring and further support tenants.  Our aim is that people use our leaflet and jargon buster to be empowered by understanding completely the words that will encircle them on their supported living homes journey.  Through knowledge everyone will be able to participate in any housing project without confusion and fear, to get the home that they want.

Should there be any phrases that we have missed do not hesitate to let us know and we will keep this little project rolling.  

So you can either print off our handy leaflet 'Simplifying Supported Living Housing' (on the right of this page) or click on our FAQs & Definitions section and wander around care and housing terms at your leisure.  But if you really want to understand the impact of these words view our case history pages; here projects come to life!

To all of the people that have asked for help, we hope our leaflet and online jargon buster help, and happy housing day!

People say jargon is a bad thing, but it's really a short cut vocabulary professionals use to understand one another.
Struggling with supported living jargon?