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Supported accommodation for people with severe mental illness: a review

  • Rob Macpherson, Geoff Shepherd and Tom Edwards

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The authors describe the main forms of supported accommodation available to people with mental health problems in the UK. They address the questions of who needs supported accommodation and how people may be selected for the differing types of unit. Historical trends and policy in this area are reviewed and the general research evidence and evidence of cost-effectiveness are considered. A ‘total system’ approach to assessing accommodation need in a locality is advocated. The authors also consider key quality issues that should be addressed for supported accommodation to be effective.

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