Accommodation Support Services

Aboriginal Housing Accommodation Support Initiative (AHASI)

The program provides low to very high-level accommodation support for Aboriginal people with a diagnosed mental illness, who are living in, or eligible for, public housing.

AHASI focuses on supporting clients’ personal goal achievements, assisting them to learn or re-learn skills to maintain their tenancy and become more active in their local communities. The initiative has been set up in partnership with the NSW Departments of Human Services (Housing Division) and Health. AHASI is based at Kingswood and provides support to Aboriginal participants located in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

Ashfield Biala

Biala Ashfield is a transitional accommodation program, providing housing and psychosocial support to participants with a mental health issue. Biala Ashfield Support Worker support participants in the community, develop skills to live independently such as; maintaining successful tenancies, improve their quality of life and most importantly assist in the recovery from mental health issues. As a transitional accommodation program, participants are expected to relocate to other, permanent housing, following their completion of 24 months in the Biala Ashfield program.

Boarding House – Housing Accommodation Support Initiative (BH-HASI)

BH – HASI has been developed in accordance with key National and State mental health policy documents and the NSW Disability Service Standards for the provision of non-clinical in-reach support services to NSW boarding house residents who have mental health issues.

The aim of the Program is to assess and determine care options that can improve mental health and wellbeing, increase functioning and social inclusion; and assist in an individual’s recovery from mental health issue. The program works within 4 boarding houses

Housing Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI)

The program provides low to very high-level accommodation support for those living in, or eligible for, public housing and a diagnosed mental health issue. HASI focuses on supporting clients’ personal goal achievements, assisting them to learn or re-learn skills to maintain their tenancy and become more active in their local communities. The initiative has been set up in partnership with the NSW Departments of Human Services (Housing Division) and Health.

Personalised Support Service (PSS)

The Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland (MIFQ) is leading the Personalised Support Service (PSS) program in partnership with Aftercare. PPS supports people whose tenure in social housing is at risk due to their mental illness and related problems. This program assists people on their recovery journey to better manage their daily activities as well as accessing a range of supports and services they need.

Kurinda

Kurinda specialises in providing assistance to young people between the ages of 14 and 24 years who have a diagnosed mental health issue. Our facility is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Three levels of accommodation are available, ranging from high support through to independent living, and residents are able to stay for short, medium and long terms, depending on individual needs. We provide a safe and stable environment with staff who are very experienced in dealing with young people and the issues they face.

Due to limited numbers of rooms available at Kurinda, it is difficult to predict when an opening may arise. Therefore, it is best to ensure your client or loved one is on our list of interested clients so that they can be considered as soon as an opening arises. Please register your interest by completing the Initial Referral Form which you can email back to us on info.kurinda@aftercare.com.au.

Residential Group Homes

At our Group Homes we provide 24 hour supported accommodation for adults with a diagnosis of mental health issue and/or intellectual disability such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Our clients might be homeless, living in boarding houses that cannot meet their needs, have limited literacy and numeracy skills or have a physical disability. Our aim is to give them a lifestyle that is as close as possible to that of community living.

Youth Residential Rehabilitation Units (YRRU)

Youth Residential Rehabilitation Units are 24 hour residential services which offer support to young people aged 16-21 who have a diagnosed mental health issue, or are experiencing significant mental health difficulties. YRRUs offer accommodation, as well as assistance with living skills, social skills, money management, transportation travel training, social opportunities, regular exercise programs, liaison with clinical mental health and medical family practice support, and enrolment in various educational or vocational programs.

Our aim is to enable young adults to enhance their personal skills so that they can build and maintain their independence and emotional wellbeing, their connections with their family and friends and their relationships within the community.

There are 2 YRRUs located in Brisbane and 1 YRRU located in Cairns.

Contact Us

Our friendly staff are available if you have any questions about our accommodation support services. Get in touch with us today by submitting the below form.