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Table 2 Overarching themes and subthemes

From: “Traditionally you would be passing them from pillar to post”: an evaluation exploring the Life Rooms model of partnership working



Quality of partnerships

Shared values: holistic approach, stigma reduction and co-production

Mutual trust and reciprocity

Regular communication and face-to-face contact

Benefits of partnership working

A cost-effective and sustainable way of working

Broadening opportunities

The promotion of psychological wellbeing


‘Under one roof’

Staff with a shared vision

Professional input

Challenges within the Life Rooms model

Equality in partnerships

Capacity to communicate effectively

Inappropriate referrals

Insufficient resources

Threat from Mersey Care expansion

Making things even better

Mechanisms for regular feedback

Key contacts

Variety of courses