This chapter outlines the aims of the book and introduces definitions of the key terms of supported housing and support. A major objective of the book is to provide a framework to guide future research, which needs to be focused on the impact of supported housing on the well-being of vulnerable people. The book focuses on the philosophies and discourses underpinning supported housing. Important questions include why is it being provided? What are its objectives? Who is meant to benefit and in what ways?
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