Measuring quality of care
in longer term mental health
rehabilitation units



Measuring quality of care
in specialist mental health
supported accommodation services


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About QuIRC

The QuIRC (Quality Indicator for Rehabilitative Care) is the first internationally agreed tool to assess quality of care for people with longer term mental health problems in psychiatric and social care units. It is free to use and has been developed so that managers or senior members of staff can complete it online. Following completion, a facility's QuIRC ratings are provided across seven areas of care (Living Environment, Therapeutic Environment, Treatments and Interventions, Self-Management and Autonomy, Social Interface, Human Rights and Recovery Based Practice) which are then compared to ratings of similar facilities within your country.

The QuIRC is available in Bulgarian, Czech, English, Dutch, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.

About QuIRC-SA

The QuIRC-SA (Quality Indicator for Rehabilitative Care - Supported Accommodation) was adapted from the QuIRC, and is the first standardised tool which assesses the quality of care provided by specialist mental health supported accommodation services. There are three main types of supported accomodation. Residential care homes are usually communal facilities which are staffed 24 hours a day and provide meals, supervision of medication and sometimes personal care. Supported housing can be provided either in shared or individual tenancies with staff based on-site up to 24 hours a day. Floating outreach services have staff that are based off-site and visit clients in their own tenancy a number of times each week.

The QuIRC-SA has been developed so that it can be completed online by a manager or senior member of staff, and is free to use. The QuIRC-SA is currently available only in English.