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Effective Services for Substance Misuse and Homelessness in Scotland: Evidence from an international review

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DatePublished - Jul 2008
Number of pages130
PublisherThe Scottish Government
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)978 07559 7174 9

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NameScottish Government Social Research: Crime and Justice
PublisherThe Scottish Government
ISSN (Print)0950 2254

Abstract

"A review by the Centre for Housing Policy (CHP) working with Hull York Medical School (HYMS) was commissioned by the National Housing Federation (NHF), working in collaboration with the National Mental Health Development Unit (NMHDU). The review looks at how housing support services for people with mental health problems could better demonstrate both the range of support they provide and also clearly show the benefits of that support. In particular, NHF and NMHDU were interested in how housing support services can systematically demonstrate service effectiveness to clinicians and health service commissioners, given that housing support services have the potential to positively influence clinical outcomes. This review was intended to identify measures that can be used to examine the effectiveness of housing related support for people with mental health problems. The main objective of the review was to look at existing effectiveness measures and explore the potential for developing an evaluation methodology that would: be of sufficient robustness to stand up to the scrutiny of clinicians, social care and housing related support professionals and local and central government; be both practical and cost effective to deploy in research that will often only have restricted resources available; clearly and unambiguously demonstrate the extent to which housing related support services can have beneficial effects on the well-being of people with mental health problem

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