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Learning Outcomes, e-leaflet, studies, reports & more

Welcome to the ELOSH library where you may access all project deliverables, including the Learning Outcomes the e-leaflet, studies, reports and more. UPDATE: The localized versions of the Training Pack are now available in 7 languages!


Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcome 1
    • Understand the key principles of housing with support
      • Definition and purpose of housing with support
      • Origins of housing with support
      • Local policy agenda and framework for provision
      • Service-user groups and models of delivery
  • Learning Outcome 2
    • Apply best practice in co-producing services with ‘experts by experience’
      • Approaches to service-user engagement
      • Legislative framework
      • Barriers to engagement
      • Definition and examples of co-production
  • Learning Outcome 3
    • Describe the rights of service users
      • European Convention on Human Rights
      • Rights in housing with support
      • Shift from dependence to right holder
      • Legislative and regulatory framework including rights of occupation and welfare rights
  • Learning Outcome 4
    • Establish the importance of equality and diversity in good quality housing support
      • Principles of equality and diversity
      • Legislative and regulatory requirements
      • Quality assurance
  • Learning Outcome 5
    • Demonstrate good practice in referral, assessment and support planning
      • Principles of person centred approaches
      • Positive risk taking
      • Natural circles of support
      • Outcome focus
      • Staff role
  • Learning Outcome 6
    • Appreciate the importance of the lived environment
      • Different living environments available
      • Legislative and regulatory requirements for the built environment
      • Importance of a safe secure and comfortable living environment
      • Good practice examples: Psychologically Informed Environments (PIEs)

* You may read the concept note and download the 6 basic learning outcomes in 7 languages from the download section at the bottom of the page.


Do you want to spread the word about the ELOSH project in your country? You may download and use one of the E-Leaflets below, which are now available in 7 EU languages.

Co-Production Factsheet

What is Co-Production? What are the origins of Co-Production? Why is Co-Production needed? What are the core principles of Co-Production? What can be mistaken for Co-Production? 

In this factshhet you may find the answers to the basic questions related to the main philosophy and concept the ELOSH project is based on as well as case studies showcasing how co-production looks like in practice. 

Education and Training in Housing Related Support

The Extent of Continuing Vocational Education and

Training in Integrated Housing and Support in the EU

A critical starting point for this project was to research the extent to which Vocational Education and Training for the delivery of Integrated Housing Support already existed across the EU. Once identified, then to review how existing resources tied into the coproduction vision for this project. The University of York carried out a detailed research that brings together information from both ELOSH partners and a wider review of training across the EU.

The research report not only provides an assessment of existing CVET, but also paints a picture of the ongoing development of integrated housing support across the project countries. It is clear from the findings that whilst not all countries offer the same models of delivery, the ambition to support independent living through enhancing service user choice and control is a central component for those delivering integrated housing support.

Pockets of excellent practice exist across the EU and the approach taken by ELOSH is to build on a core understanding of Integrated Housing Support and to provide opportunities for that country specific practice to be shared and disseminated. 

* You may read the research report online or download it below

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Co-creation in practice

Marcel van Nattem, expert with lived experience, and Dorieke Wewerinke, researcher at Impuls, Netherlands Center for Social Care Research of Radboud University Medical Center provide with a brief testimony of the pilot training sessions they organized in autumn 2014.

“We provided the ELOSH training together to social professionals in the Netherlands. For both of us this was an extraordinary experience. We both perceived it as a real challenge to give a successful training and to make this a shared responsibility. In order to reach this goal we spent a lot of time on the preparation of the training. Our scientific and professional knowledge and our experience in the field of social care were brought together during the preparation process and during the training. Within a short period of time we had a good understanding of each other’s knowledge, experience and qualities. We listened to what the other person had to say without interpreting it right away, and searched for the connection between our different sources of knowledge.

Co-creation is about creating something together that is not possible if one of the two parts involved is missing. We believe that getting to know to each other and recognizing and evaluating the unique characteristics of the other is an important precondition for a successful outcome, transcending from one’s self into the creation of a common ground.

During the provision of the training we noticed that the participants in the training reacted very positive to the way in which we complemented each other. In the evaluation of the training they mentioned this as one of the most positive elements of the training. Our collaboration within the framework of the ELOSH project was very valuable for both of us, and we hope to provide more training sessions together in the future!”

Social housing providers and the integrated approach to care, health and housing services – some ideas for successful cooperation…

The ambition of ELOSH is to bring together key stakeholders from the fields of care, health and housing services. While this approach may have become a widespread practice in some EU countries (for instance in the UK), much still needs to be done to share a common approach towards people with complex housing needs. This lack of common practices has several causes. In many countries, housing policies (their objectives, funding streams, priorities) have not been historically coordinated with health or care services.

In the welfare state tradition of the post WWII era, housing policies were aiming at providing a decent and affordable accommodation for low-income but working families. Groups with more complex needs were taken care of by other services of the state. This fragmentation of the intervention persists to some extent in many countries but the Great Recession that the EU has been confronted with since 2008 urges a fundamental re-thinking of public policy intervention so that it can be more efficient for the service providers and funding entities as well as more respectful of peoples’ needs and ability.

Nowadays providers of social housing share the belief that housing should be a place where dignity is protected and where the least well off are not priced out. The challenge is that people living in the social housing sector tend to be at the same time younger and older as well as poorer than the general population. The economic crisis and its social consequences further widen the gap between social housing tenants and the rest of the population in terms of socio-demographic characteristics.

More ideas and concrete examples of succesful cooperation

Exploring Pathways towards Integrated Housing & Support Services

A report by the PUSH network

In November 2012, EASPD, FEANTSA and Housing Europe established an informal network called PUSH Europe: “Practice and Understanding in Supported Housing”. The first meeting of this network took place in Paris. The aim of PUSH Europe is to deliver positive outcomes for people with support needs through practical exchange on the integration of services and housing. To this end, it brings together European supported housing practitioners that deliver and build capacity in affordable housing with support.

Follow the link to read the report of the PUSH cooperation about integrated housing and support services.

Third Party Resources

Study: Providing personalised support to rough sleepers

This study, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, evaluated the impact of a new pilot project offering personalised budgets to rough sleepers in the City of London, and explored the reasons for the project's success. It found that:

  • The majority of participants in the personalised budgets project were in accommodation by the time of evaluation;
  • Long-term personalised support was needed to encourage participants to remain in accommodation;
  • Both participants and professionals involved believed that the approach could work with other rough sleepers; and
  • The personalised approach brought elements of choice and control not provided by standard support.

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