This research presents policy and practice recommendations to enhance the coordination of housing, health and social care supports for individuals leaving residential treatment for mental health or substance use problems.
People who experience contact with a support service, particularly younger individuals with complex health, housing and social care needs, tend also to experience disrupted housing trajectories.
This research strongly endorses the ‘Housing First’ model, which emphasises the centrality of stable housing, as a guide to enhance the coordination and integration of diverse housing, health and social care supports for individuals transitioning out of residential treatment settings.
The report employs a mixed methods design involving secondary analysis of linked administrative data collected in Victoria, and original qualitative research conducted in New South Wales and Victoria among samples of service providers and individuals with lived experience of residential treatment for either mental health and/or substance use disorders.
Read the web report here.