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Table 1 Client, staff and service characteristics by supported accommodation service type

From: Intentions and experiences of effective practice in mental health specific supported accommodation services: a qualitative interview study

  Mean (s.d.)/n by service type
Characteristics Residential Care Supported Housing Floating Outreach All Services
Clients n = 10 n = 10 n = 10 n = 30
 Mean age 45.4 (16.3) 33.8 (9.3) 39.8 (13.3) 39.7 (13.7)
 Male 6 5 6 17
 Female 4 5 4 13
 Mean years in current accommodation service 3.7 (3.9) 4.2 (4.5) 2.1 (1.2) 3.3 (3.5)
 Range 3 months – 14 years 8 months – 11.5 years 7 months – 4 years 3 months – 14 years
 Previous accommodation situation     
  Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit 0 2 0 2
  Community Rehabilitation Unit 2 0 0 2
  Residential Care Home 1 1 0 2
  Supported Housing (staffed 24 h) 0 0 3 3
  Supported Housing (staffed <24 h) 3 1 2 6
  Temporary Accommodation (e.g. bed and breakfast, night shelter/hostel) 1 1 0 2
  Rented Property 0 1 3 4
  Family Home 3 4 2 9
Staff n = 10 n = 10 n = 10 n = 30
 Mean age 52 (11.2) 39.5 (12.5) 43.6 (10.3) 45.0 (12.2)
 Male 5 2 5 12
 Female 5 8 5 18
 Manager/Deputy Manager 5 3 4 12
 Support Worker 5 7 6 18
 Mean years working in the service 8.2 (8.1) 6.3 (6.4) 4.9 (4.7) 6.5 (6.5)
 Range 3 months – 22 years 8 months – 20 years 7 months – 14 years 3 months – 22 years
Service n = 10 n = 10 n = 10 n = 30
 Mean number of clients in service 14.4 (5.1) 13.9 (6.9) 29.8 (15.5) 19.4 (12.4)
 Mean number of staff in service 15.4 (9.5) 9.6 (9.1) 6.9 (6) 10.6 (8.8)