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Table 3 Frequency of themes by participant’s service type

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

  Participant’s Service Type
Theme Residential Care Supported Housing Floating Outreach
Goals and purposes of support accommodation 30 30 60
Building independence 19 15 20
Supporting people with their mental health 8 13 12
Providing safety and stability 8 6 8
Building Confidence 8 4 9
Competing theme - Anxiety about the continuity of support 14 12 15
Helps and aids effective practice in supported accommodation 30 30 60
The supportive presence of others 20 19 16
Incremental steps 18 19 18
Working together to avoid deskilling and dependency 19 17 19
Feeling known and personally understood 19 13 17
Tailored support for social and community engagement 16 15 12
Building confidence through encouragement 10 12 13