These services are usually a typical residential house where young people house share with other young people that are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The young people can stay from 1 night to 3 months. The services are staffed around the clock supporting the young people on their goals and assist in finding the young people more stable longer term accommodation. Individual case plans are designed for the young people after they have settled into the service to help assist them reach their different goals. Areas that are usually covered in these plans include: education, training and employment, communication, financial, mental and physical health, alcohol and other drugs and relationship support.
Medium Term Supported Housing
These services are either supported accommodation with staff on site, or semi-independent where the young person lives alone or in a shared property and has outreach support. Young people need to have basic living skills that include cooking, cleaning and budgeting to stay in these services. Young people can stay in these services from 6-24 months and this can be used as a transitional period into independent living. While living in semi-supported accommodation the young person will receive case management support to assist them with their various needs.
This process usually takes more than a week and can take up to a month. The young person does not have to be in a crisis service to refer.
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