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Finding a home, keeping a home: supporting the journey towards a secure base. A report on supported accommodation and alternatives to hospital admission.

Author: Western Australia. Metropolitan Mental Health Service Accommodation Reference Group
Year: 2001
Type: Book


The aim of the report is to recommend options that will: reduce demand on inpatient services through the provision of less restrictive community based alternatives; increase the provision of housing and support models with a demonstrated capacity to maximise the quality of life, minimise the impact of psychiatric disability, and improve continuity of care for people with mental illness; increase support to carers. The report makes the distinction between residential treatment facilities, which are a direct alternative to inpatient care, and supported accommodation. For the purposes of this report, supported accommodation refers to :1. accommodation which has bricks and mortar and disability support components, 2. a disability support only component provided to assist consumers to maintain community tenure and quality of life in their own home. Disability support refers to: 1. basic household and personal support 2. recreation support 3. psychosocial intervention.

Further Details

Pages 121 p.
Publish Location Claremont, W.A.
Publisher MMHS Accommodation Refernce Group
Accession Number October, 2011
Notes Retain Print copy
Keywords cognitive

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