This call for proposals is issued by the Independent Living Committee at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The aim of this work is to identify the role of residential and nursing care within the future vision of a continuum of support. At the heart of the work is a view that this type of care provision is likely to remain, but that it has a more valuable and distinctive role to play than at present. In other words, it is unlikely to remain the default option it once was. A budget of up to £70,000 is available for this task.