Improve Sustainable Housing for People with Severe Mental and Drug Disorders. An Intervention Analysis of the Home-Treatment Service Providers in Vorarlberg/Austria

Nikolaus Blatter, Harald Rudolf Bliem, Silvia Blatter
2019 Open Journal of Social Sciences  
Participants with mental or drug disorders and social needs have an increased risk to lose their flats because of the lack of an outpatient treatment. The current long-term study based on the C.O.M.E. program helps service providers in their care-work as well as clients to gain a more independent life. The sample involves 36 participants, from the age of 18 and older, which own a flat or have a lease contract. The innovation of the C.O.M.E. program is a weekly scored assessment-sheet which
more » ... nt-sheet which includes 13 items of self-determined housing issues. Regularly contacts on site between the caregivers and clients promote a sustainable relationship. Especially when the participant interrupts the contact or when symptoms worsening occurs it is indispensable to react in time and to ensure the continuous support. However, there are no findings that another long-term study with the same methodology has been conducted.
doi:10.4236/jss.2019.74032 fatcat:445eeza3gre2pgdpiwmxyaunxy