Master of Science (Hons.)
Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences
Yau, Matthew Kwai-Sang, The purposes and functions of living skills centres according to staff and clients: a study on living skills centres in New South Wales, Master of Science (Hons.) thesis, Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Wollongong, 1995. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/2887
Living Skills Centres (LSCs) are part of the community mental health service. These centres use psychosocial rehabilitation as their operational framework. LSCs aim to provide rehabilitation and support so that clients with mental illness can live in the community and function at their optimal performance level. As there was limited literature documenting this unique service, the focus of this investigation was to explore how clients and staff perceived the characteristics and benefits of the service. A two part survey research design was used.