Supported residential services (SRS) are an accommodation option for people who need extra support to live in the community, including people who have a psychiatric disability.
SRS may also be used as an interim step in a longer-term plan to support independent living.
SRS are privately operated.
They must be registered with the Victorian Government and are monitored to ensure they provide certain standards of personal support and accommodation.
The Department of Health and Human Services regulates their activities through the Supported Residential Services (Private Proprietors) Act 2010 and the Supported Residential Services (Private Proprietors) Regulations 2012.
SRS vary in the services they provide, the people they accommodate and the fees they charge.
SRS are not clinical services and in some cases they may only provide assistance with the activities of daily living.