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Table 2 Frequency of themes by participants

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

  Participants
Theme Clients Staff Total
Goals and purposes of support accommodation 30 30 60
Building independence 24 30 54
Supporting people with their mental health 15 18 33
Providing safety and stability 6 15 22
Building Confidence 9 12 21
Competing theme - Anxiety about the continuity of support 23 18 41
Helps and aids effective practice in supported accommodation 30 30 60
The supportive presence of others 25 30 55
Incremental steps 26 29 55
Working together to avoid deskilling and dependency 28 27 55
Feeling known and personally understood 23 26 49
Tailored support for social and community engagement 26 17 43
Building confidence through encouragement 8 27 35