PJSHP aims to assist people with supported housing needs which are not met adequately through existing housing options such as public housing, mainstream community housing, temporary supported accommodation or in the private rental market.
PJSHP provides housing linked with support for people who require ongoing support services to live independently in social housing. The program targets people with complex support needs who have a history of failed tenancies.
The program has formal partnerships with registered support agencies delivering support to clients who are accommodated on the program.
This program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, with co-existing mental health and substance use disorders (Dual Diagnosis).
The partnership involves the Sydney South West Area Health Service (SSWAHS) including the Aboriginal Mental Health Unit and Drug Health Services, the Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) Redfern, Neami and SGCH.
The aims of the Allawah program are to provide culturally appropriate housing and support that enables clients of the program to address their mental health and substance use issues and to appropriately access wider support services.
Tenants are housed in the inner city area and receive individually tailored support that enables them to successfully maintain their tenancy while focusing on their personal goals. Non housing outcomes include but are not limited to:
HASI is a three way NSW Government funded partnership between Area Mental Health Services, non-government Mental Health Accommodation Support providers and Social Housing Providers.
SGCH currently manages properties in inner western and eastern Sydney and St George and Sutherland Shire under this initiative. We do so in partnership with New Horizons and Mission Australia.
The program is designed to assist people with mental health issues who require support to live and participate in the community. We have developed effective working relationships with our support partners based on respect and acknowledgement of our individual expertise, resulting in successful tenancies for people who are often exiting from long periods of institutionalisation.
Over the past years, many people who have been housed under the HASI have successfully transitioned into “general” tenancies with SGCH with minimal or no support.