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Leanne acreman chp presentation 280610

  1. 1. Elizabeth Street Common Ground Supportive Housing Model
  2. 2. Elizabeth Street Common Ground <ul><li>Lack of safe housing for the most vulnerable in the homeless population </li></ul><ul><li>Target group subject to exploitation, standover </li></ul><ul><li>Damage to health and mental health </li></ul><ul><li>Implications in higher use of high-cost emergency health, mental health, policing services </li></ul>Background
  3. 3. Elizabeth Street Common Ground Aims of Supportive Housing <ul><li>To identify and house the most vulnerable in the homeless population who require ESCG features </li></ul><ul><li>To improve their housing stability </li></ul><ul><li>To improve their mental and physical health </li></ul><ul><li>To improve their social connectedness </li></ul><ul><li>To improve their access to employment, education and training (EET) opportunities </li></ul>
  4. 4. Elizabeth Street Common Ground <ul><li>131 units approx - 65 of which will be for formerly homeless </li></ul><ul><li>Social mix - 50% formerly homeless, 50% low income earners </li></ul><ul><li>YCH undertaking Property Development and Tenancy Management </li></ul><ul><li>HomeGround undertake all support and concierge functions </li></ul><ul><li>Grocon undertaking Project Construction at cost, with a large range of contractors and consultants also contributing at cost </li></ul>Key Features
  5. 5. Elizabeth Street Common Ground Principles <ul><li>Permanent - housing offering self contained, high quality housing </li></ul><ul><li>Safe - 24/7 controlled access </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable - with rents set at a maximum of 30% </li></ul><ul><li>On site support services - to help people settle into and maintain their housing e.g case management, medical & allied health </li></ul><ul><li>Social mix of tenants - ensuring a thriving community, 50% formerly homeless and 50% low income earners </li></ul>
  6. 6. Elizabeth Street Common Ground <ul><li>Consisted of a broad promotion of model to services known to </li></ul><ul><li>work with target group </li></ul><ul><li>235 phone Referrals taken from over 75 services </li></ul><ul><li>207 referrals were considered eligible </li></ul><ul><li>64 were selected for further assessment due to their: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- high levels of vulnerability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- long term homelessness and transience. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment forwarded to a sector intake panel for the final </li></ul><ul><li>selection of 26. </li></ul>First Intake Process
  7. 7. Elizabeth Street Common Ground <ul><li>10 female, 16 male </li></ul><ul><li>4 indigenous </li></ul><ul><li>Age range from 21 yrs to 57 yrs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12% under 25 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>36% 26-35 yrs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>32% 36 – 49 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20% over 50 </li></ul></ul>First 26 tenants selected
  8. 8. Elizabeth Street Common Ground <ul><li>8% homeless for between 7 – 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>92% homeless for over 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>100% reported primary homelessness (sleeping rough) </li></ul><ul><li>within the previous 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>40% primary homeless at time of referral </li></ul>First 26 tenants selected - Homelessness
  9. 9. Elizabeth Street Common Ground <ul><li>8% with major physical disability requiring property modifications </li></ul><ul><li>36% with an acquired brain impairment </li></ul><ul><li>8% with an intellectual disability </li></ul><ul><li>44% with a psychiatric disability (either schizophrenia or bipolar, </li></ul><ul><li>requiring ongoing AMHS case-management) </li></ul><ul><li>8% with other disability (Asperger’s & Tourette’s syndromes) </li></ul><ul><li>36% on an Administration Order </li></ul>First 26 tenants selected - Disability
  10. 10. Second Intake Process <ul><li>Due to the high demand from the first round of intake the second round was not an open call for new referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Second round consisted of reviewing and reassessing referrals from the first round, and accepting a small number of new referrals from agencies that had been unable to refer for the first round </li></ul><ul><li>Information was sent out to the sector explaining the process </li></ul><ul><li>All referring agencies from the first round were re-contacted, and all referrals were reviewed. </li></ul><ul><li>The same intake panel will select for the second round, the panel will meet on the 28 th of June. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Second Round - Clients <ul><li>The second round of intake comprises equally complex and </li></ul><ul><li>vulnerable clients as in the first round. A short list of 34 </li></ul><ul><li>assessments will be considered by the panel & consist of: </li></ul><ul><li>10 female, 24 male </li></ul><ul><li>15 with mental health listed as their primary issue, and 4 as secondary issue </li></ul><ul><li>9 with AOD as their primary issue, 11 as secondary issue </li></ul><ul><li>11 with combination of mental health and AOD </li></ul><ul><li>4 with an ABI, 2 with an ID </li></ul><ul><li>8 with a forensic history </li></ul><ul><li>3 requiring units with full disability modifications </li></ul>
  12. 12. Current Supports & Referring Agencies <ul><li>A total of 24 referring agencies for the 34 clients on the short list </li></ul><ul><li>8 clients referred from post-release support services: ACSO, </li></ul><ul><li>Brosnan and WISP-MCM </li></ul><ul><li>6 clients referred from Health Services: WRCH, RDNS, </li></ul><ul><li>Connect-ed, Alert, Living Room </li></ul><ul><li>2 clients referred from DHS Disability Services </li></ul><ul><li>4 referred from AMHS </li></ul><ul><li>14 from SAAP/THM homeless agencies </li></ul><ul><li>11 clients have current AMHS involvement: 5 from Waratah, </li></ul><ul><li>3 Clarendon, 1 Saltwater, 2 Junction </li></ul>
  13. 13. Elizabeth Street Common Ground Supportive Housing Model TENANT MOVE IN DATE FROM 17 AUGUST 2010

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