Housing and associated support for people with mental illness or psychiatric disability

Robyn Edwards, Karen R. Fisher, Kathy Tannous, Sally Robinson

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

This report examines how housing and support services can provide sustainable housing tenancies for people with mental illness or psychiatric disability so as to support their recovery. The recovery approach to mental illness emphasises a person seeking a valued sense of identity and purpose outside the parameters of mental illness and living a positive life despite any limitations resulting from the illness.
The project is situated within the Queensland policy context, with four participating government agencies: Queensland Housing, Queensland Health, Disability Services Queensland and the Office of the Public Advocate. It has three major components: a review of Australian and international literature; consumer and stakeholder consultations in Queensland; and evidence relating to cost-effectiveness and cost savings made as a result of providing sustainable housing for people with mental illness or psychiatric disability.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney, NSW
PublisherSocial Policy Research Centre, The University of NSW
Number of pages64
ISBN (Print)9780733427718
Publication statusPublished - May 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSPRC Report
PublisherUniversity of New South Wales
No.04/09
ISSN (Print)1446-4179

Keywords

  • housing support services
  • mental illness
  • psychiatric disability

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