Evaluation of the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) Program

Project Status: Archive
People Involved: Tony Eardley, Karen Fisher, Rosemary Kayess
Research Areas: Disability; Policy Design, Impact & Evaluation
Funding Agency: NSW Ministry of Health
Non-Staff Involved: Peter Abelson (Applied Economics), Michael Bleasdale (People With Disability Australia), Klas Johansson (ARTD), Phillip Mitchell (School of Psychiatry), Edwina Pickering (Disability Studies and Research Centre), Former Staff: David Abelló, Cassandra Bourne, Jasmine Bruce, Ann Dadich, Kristy Martire, Shannon McDermott, Alan Morris, Kate Norris, Ioana Ramia, Kelly Sutherland, Denise Thompson, Sarah Yallop

The Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) program is designed to assist people with mental illness to access clinical mental health services linked to psychosocial rehabilitation and secure housing. It aims to assist people to participate in community life and assist consumers to improve their quality of life. Two evaluations were conducted – an evaluation of the initial pilot and a full review of all stages of the HASI Program. The evaluations cover all aspects of the program, including context, operational effectiveness, models, cost effectiveness and partnerships. The evaluations report against the following five themes: Aims and objectives; Economic analysis; Models; Analysis of Existing Policy; and Partnerships.


Reports

Bruce, J., McDermott, S., Ramia, I., Bullen, J. and Fisher, K.R. (2012), Evaluation of the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) Final Report (PDF) [3 Mb], for NSW Health and Housing NSW, Social Policy Research Centre Report, Sydney.

McDermott, S., Bruce, J., Oprea, I., Fisher, K.R. and Muir, K. (2011), Evaluation of the Whole of Mental Health, Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI), 'Second Report’ (PDF) [1 Mb], SPRC Report 5/11, prepared for NSW Health and Housing NSW, December 2010

McDermott, S., Bruce, J., Muir, K. and Johansson, K. (2010), ‘Evaluation of the Mental Health, Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI): First Report’ (PDF) [489 Kb], SPRC Report 6/10, prepared for NSW Health and Housing NSW, Submitted May 2010 Sydney.

McDermott, S., Bruce, J., Fisher, K.R., and Muir, K., Evaluation of the whole of mental health, Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI): Evaluation Plan (PDF), SPRC Report 17/09, report for NSW Health and Housing NSW, July 2009, also available in Rich text format.

Dadich, A., and Fisher K.R., Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative I Evaluation: Care planning report (PDF), SPRC Report 13/08, prepared for NSW Health, August 2008.

Muir, K., Fisher, K.R., Dadich, A., Abelló, D., and Bleasdale, M., Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) Evaluation Final Report (PDF), SPRC Report 10/07, prepared for the NSW Department of Housing and NSW Health, July 2007

Muir, K., Dadich, A., Abelló, D., Bleasdale M., and Fisher K.R., Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative: Report III (PDF), SPRC Report 2/07. prepared for the NSW Department of Health, June 2006.

Muir, K., Dadich, A., Abelló, D., Bleasdale, M., and Fisher, K.R., Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative: Report III, Summary (PDF), SPRC Report 1/07, prepared for the NSW Department of Health, June 2006.

Morris, A., Fisher, K.R., Dadich, A., Muir, K., Abelló, D., Norris, K., Bourne, C., and Martire, K., Models of Centralised Intake and Waiting List Management Systems: Feasibility Report (PDF), report prepared for the NSW Department of Health, April 2005.

Morris, A., Fisher, K.R., Abelló, D., Norris, K., Sutherland, K., and Yallop, S., Information Collection Systems in the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative: Issues Paper (PDF), SPRC Report 11/06, prepared for the NSW Department of Health, 2005, Download the Appendices (PDF).

Muir, K., Dadich, A., Abelló, D., Bleasdale, M., Morris, A., and Fisher, K.R., Housing and Accommodation Support Iniative: Report II (PDF), SPRC Report 10/06, prepared for the NSW Department of Health, December 2005. Report II Summary (PDF)

Morris, A., Muir, K., Dadich, A., Abelló, D., and Bleasdale, M., Housing and Accommodation Support Iniative: Summary Report I (PDF), SPRC Report 9/06, prepared for the NSW Department of Health, August 2005.

Morris, A., Fisher, K.R., Abelló, D., Norris, K., Sutherland, K., Yallop, S., Dadich, A., and Muir, K., Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative: Evaluation Plan (PDF), SPRC Report 8/06, prepared for the NSW Department of Health, February 2005.


Journal Publications

McDermott S; Bruce J; Ramia I; Muir K; Fisher KR; Bullen J, 2015, 'Reducing hospitalisation among people living with severe mental illness', Australian Health Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH15073

Bullen J; Fisher KR, 2014, 'Is Housing First for Mental Health Community Support Possible During a Housing Shortage?', Social Policy and Administration: an international journal of policy and research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12104

Dadich A; Fisher KR; Muir K, 2013, 'How can non-clinical case management complement clinical support for people with chronic mental illness residing in the community?', Psychology, Health and Medicine, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 482 - 489, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2012.748207

Kristy Muir, Karen R. Fisher, David Abello, and Ann Dadich, (2010), ‘’I didn’t just like sittin’ around all day’: facilitating social and community participation among people with mental illness and high levels of psychiatric disability’, Journal of Social Policy, 3 (39):375-91

Dadich A; Muir K, 2009, 'Tricks of the trade in community mental health research: working with mental health services and clients.', Evaluation and the Health Professions, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 38 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163278708328738

Muir K; Fisher KR; Dadich A; Abelló D, 2008, 'Challenging the exclusion of people with mental illness: The Mental Health Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI)', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 271 - 290

Muir K; Fisher KR, 2007, 'Stable housing, the foundation of improved mental health: findings from the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI)', New Paradigm, pp. 50 - 53