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Critical success factors associated with effective knowledge sharing in the provision of floating support services in sheltered housing for the elderly

Egbu, JU, Wood , G and Egbu, CO 2010, Critical success factors associated with effective knowledge sharing in the provision of floating support services in sheltered housing for the elderly , in: 26th Annual ARCOM Conference , 6-8 September 2010, Leeds, UK,.

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    Abstract

    As the population ages, an increasing number of vulnerable older people are choosing to live in some sort of home, including sheltered housing, extra care sheltered housing and residential care homes. The needs of older people are constantly changing and there is need for long term support. Older people living in sheltered housing with complex needs require access to services with a network of different types of support. Floating support, an initiative by the UK Department of Communities and Local Government through Supporting People Programme, aims to aid people with complex needs and prevent homelessness. Effective sharing of knowledge between supporting housing providers and adult social services can be established through knowledge sharing initiatives. This paper aims to identify the factors that are critical for effective knowledge sharing in providing floating support services for the elderly in sheltered housing. The main contribution of this paper is an extensive review of literature on floating support and critical success factors to knowledge sharing. This paper concludes that trust, motivation, effective communication, shared mindsets, leadership and training are critical for effective knowledge sharing in providing floating support in sheltered housing for the elderly.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
    Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Management in Construction Research Centre (MIC)
    Journal or Publication Title: Procs 26th Annual ARCOM Conference
    Publisher: Association of Researchers in Construction Management,
    Refereed: Yes
    Depositing User: IN Mohd Zin
    Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2010 16:40
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:25
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/10135

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