Our mental health service bed capacity is reduced by approximately 30 percent due to homelessness. This has flow on effects to the community via access
to appropriate care. What short term strategies can be implemented to target
homelessness for consumers with mental health issues?
The Andrews State Government has funded this
Project in order to find solutions to these critical needs.
The City and our town’s support and housing
services are cognisant of the perpetuating nature, or cycle, that is
attributed to lack of secure, affordable accommodation on the psycho-social,
economic and physical needs of the most excluded people in society.
It is hoped that both short terms solutions
can be found by the whole of community (Government, Business and Citizens)
working together to challenge and advocate; and highlighted as an action in
the final plan.