COVID-19: What’s happening in mental health supported accommodation?

Christian Dalton-Locke 30/04/20 General Housing Topics

Dear Housing LIN,

We're writing to tell you about a national survey aimed at helping understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting on mental health services and the people who use these services, and what is being done to manage these impacts, across all sectors. We appreciate this is a very busy period for you but believe it is worth getting and disseminating findings on this very quickly to inform national and local responses.

The survey is being carried out by the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit (MHPRU) for England, whose core research team is based at University College London (lead Prof Sonia Johnson) and Kings’ College London (lead Prof Alan Simpson). The survey is intended for people who work in mental health care in the UK in any sector or any specialty, and we are very keen to make sure the supported accommodation sector is well represented given the unique set of challenges it is currently facing. The survey should take around 15 minutes to complete and the responses you provide are confidential. Full details about the survey can be found here:

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your hard work in continuing to provide mental health care during these very challenging times.

Best wishes


Christian Dalton-Locke
Research Assistant
Division of Psychiatry
University College London