Melissa Fernández profiles Islington Park Street Community (IPS), a long-established mixedneeds housing that provides a mutually supportive permanent home for people with mixed backgrounds, needs and abilities. Fernández believes IPS provides a model that could help those facing mental of physical challenges to sustain healthy independent living via mutual support. Housing associations should be educated in this approach. Moreover, IPS could be seen as a possible model for the effective and low cost reuse of obsolete owned sheltered housing and care homes.
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