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Supported Housing

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A presentation by Bryan Lipmann, CEO, Wintringham, on Supported Housing from the recent Supportive Housing Forum in Melbourne, September 2012.

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Supported Housing

  1. 1. Supported Housing Bryan Lipmann, AM CEO Wintringham
  2. 2. Wintringham provides aged care and housing services to the Elderly Homeless
  3. 3. Our first efforts were to build residential aged care facilities and in 1993 we opened our first one, McLean Lodge, in Flemington
  4. 4. Then followed a succession of aged care facilities including a nursing home specifically for elderly homeless people.
  5. 5. Realising that some elderly people did not need full residential aged care services, we began to build older persons housing
  6. 6. And then realised that we needed community care support packages to help maintain older people in their housing.Today we manage about 550 CACP and EACH packages.
  7. 7. In summary we very quickly realised that the aged care notion of independent living was a nonsense – we all need various forms of support
  8. 8. Providing homeless services from within a mainstream service system that is not designed for homeless people, is a constant challenge.
  9. 9. The key lesson we learnt was that it was necessary to redefine or reframe the problemHomeless and Elderly not Elderly and Homeless
  10. 10. A typical client of the aged care sector is• 85 years old• Middle class• Expectant of services• With an aggressive daughter to lobby on her behalf
  11. 11. A typical client of the aged A typical Wintringham client care sector is however is:• 85 years old • 65 years old• Middle class • Working class• Expectant of services • Reluctant to accept services• With an aggressive • Little or no family support daughter to lobby on her behalf
  12. 12. The Telstra Dome theory of Aged Care
  13. 13. • Options• Rights• Dignitywww.wintringham.org.au

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