Association of Mental Health Providers

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Mental Health and Housing

This report draws on the expertise of people living and working in supported accommodation settings across England, and presents their views of both building and service related issues.

The report focuses on five approaches to providing supported accommodation:

  • Care Support Plus – High Level Integrated Support
  • Homelessness
  • Complex Needs
  • Low-Level Step Down
  • Later Life

The report makes several recommendations in relation to the quality of supported accommodation, the need for co-production in the design and development, the need to invest in the recruitment and continuous professional development of staff, the development of and support of staff to understand an implement the approaches articulated in polices and finally the need to put resources into ensuring that appropriate accommodation is available and provided to those in need, including people with mental health problems.