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Supported housing services for people with mental health problems: A scoping study

O'Malley, L. and Croucher, K. (2005) Supported housing services for people with mental health problems: A scoping study. Housing Studies, 20 (5). 831 -845. ISSN 0267-3037

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Abstract

This paper discusses the findings of a scoping study that aimed to explore evidence relating to models of good practice with regard to accommodation and related services for people with mental health problems in the UK. The literature reveals that there has tended to be an assumption that patients will progress from high(er) to low(er) levels of supported accommodation over time, thereby marginalising the needs of a core group of people with particularly challenging behaviour who require long-term, permanent accommodation with high levels of support. The paper concludes by examining the implications of the scoping study for current UK policies towards those with mental health problems.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Social Policy and Social Work (York)
The University of York > Centre for Housing Policy (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2009 11:02
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2009 11:02
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673030500214126
Status: Published
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Identification Number: 10.1080/02673030500214126
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6276

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