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Supported housing

What is supported housing? 

Support housing services may include group homes, hostels, therapeutic communities, or supported independent tenancies, and incorporate availability of outreach care workers who visit or who are located on-site. These programs are designed to support people with severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia living in the community, who are not living with family or in residential care, in order to increase independence, quality of life, and achieve greater social and community functioning.

What is the evidence for supported housing programs?

Low quality evidence is unclear as to the benefit of supported housing for improving outcomes for people with schizophrenia and substance misuse.

 

June 2016

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