The QuEST team presented a very successful symposium at the ENMESH (European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation) conference held in Groningen in October 2017.  


Here are two articles written by Gavin McCabe who sits on our Programme Management and Service User Reference Groups.  The first one appeared in the November 2010 issue of Sound Minds (the newsletter of Westminster Mind) and is about Gavin's experience of move-on in supported accommodation.  The second article is about peer reviewing and was published in the February 2011 issue of the Sitra Bulletin.



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Please see below for links to publications relating to the QuEST Project:

Killaspy, H., White, S., Dowling, S., Harrison, I., Krotofil, J., McPherson, P., Sandhu, S., Arbuthnott, M., Curtis, S., Leavey, G., Shepherd, G., & King, M. (2016). Adaptation of the Quality Indicator for Rehabilitative Care (QuIRC) for use in mental health supported accommodation services (QuIRC-SA). BMC Psychiatry, 16:101

DOI: 10.1186/s12888-016-0799-4


Sandhu, S., Killaspy, H., Krotofil, J., McPherson, P., Harrison, I., Dowling, S., Arbuthnott, M., Curtis, S., King, M., Leavey, G., Shepherd, G., & Priebe, S. (2016). Development and psychometric properties of the client's assessment of treatment scale for supported accommodation (CAT-SA).  BMC Psychiatry, 16:43.

DOI: 10.1186/s12888-016-0755-3.


Killaspy, H. Supported accommodation for people with mental health problems. (2016). World Psychiatry, 15(1), 74-75.

DOI: 10.1002/wps.20278


Killaspy, H., Priebe, S., Bremner, S., McCrone, P., Dowling, S., Harrison, I., Krotofil, J., McPherson, P., Sandhu, S., Arbuthnott, M., Curtis, S., Leavey, G., Shepherd, G., Eldridge, S., & King, M. (2016).  Quality of life, autonomy, satisfaction, and costs associated with mental health supported accommodation services in England: a national survey. Lancet Psychiatry, 3(12), 1129-1137.

DOI: 10.1016/S2215-0366(16)30327-3


McConkey, R.  (2016). The End of the beginning for supported accommodation?  Lancet Psychiatry, 3(12), 1093-1094.

DOI: 10.1016/S2215-0366(16)30328-5


Sandhu, S., Priebe, S., Leavey, G., Harrison, I., Krotofil, J., McPherson, P., Dowling, S., Arbuthnott, M., Curtis, S., King, M., Shepherd, G., & Killaspy, H. (2017).  Intentions and experiences of effective practice in mental health specific supported accommodation services: A qualitative interview study.  BMC Health Services Research, 17:471.

DOI:  10.1186/s12913-017-2441-0 


Krotofil, J., McPherson, P., & Killaspy, H. (2018). Service user experiences of specialist mental health supported accommodation: A systematic review of qualitative studies and narrative synthesis. Health & Social Care in the Community



McPherson, P., Krotofil, J., & Killaspy, H. (2018). What works? Toward a new classification system for mental health supported accommodation services: The simple taxonomy for supported accommodation (STAX-SA). [Feature paper - Special Issue: "Mental Health and Social Care and Social Interventions"]. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(2), 190. 



Dalton-Locke, C. Attard, R., Killaspy, H. & White, S. (2018).  Predictors of quality of care in mental health supported accommodation services in England: A multiple regression modelling study.  BMC Psychiatry, 18:344.

DOI:  10.1186/s12888-018-1912-7