Recommendation ID

What are the service and service user characteristics of highly specialist and longer-term high-dependency rehabilitation units that are associated with better outcomes?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Rehabilitation in inpatient settings (recommendations 1.5.11 and 1.5.12)

The committee noted that accepting a placement in inpatient rehabilitation could affect people's eligibility to receive particular benefits (for example housing benefit) and could affect people's existing tenancies with local authorities. The committee wanted providers to be aware of and advise people about these issues.

There was a lack of evidence about the characteristics of effective highly specialist or longer-term high-dependency inpatient services. People with particularly complex comorbid conditions whose care cannot be managed in less specialised settings often spend very long periods of time (sometimes many years) in highly specialist or longer-term inpatient rehabilitation services. The Care Quality Commission has raised concerns about quality of life for people in this group. It is important to understand the characteristics of services and service users that support successful progress through rehabilitation, so the committee made a research recommendation on highly specialist and longer-term high-dependency rehabilitation units.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Rehabilitation for adults with complex psychosis
Date issued
August 2020

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 01/08/2020