Is one or more of these putting your housing at risk?
If the answer is yes to some of these Homestay may be able to help.
Assistance is offered by workers to help identify and work on issues before families find themselves in crisis. We work together to develop and action plans to maintain your housing by building on you and your family’s strengths and resources. The program requires clients to actively participate and meet regularly with workers to achieve their identified goals.
The service can support clients for longer case support periods for early intervention to homelessness and for brief interim support for those who are homeless.
Case Workers support clients to stabilise their situations by assisting them to address the underlying issues putting their housing at risk, Issues such as: low income, difficulties with budgeting and managing finances and maintaining a property (to a standard required by landlords), interpersonal relationship and household issues, and health concerns.
Case Workers are trained professionals who have the expertise to assist clients in negotiating the “complex” systems they find themselves in (such as Centrelink and other government departments). They have knowledge of the current resources and information relevant to maintain tenancies and address other concerns effecting client wellbeing. Homestay Case Workers come from the belief that the client is the expert in their own life and that they have their own unique strengths, life experiences and resources that they can draw on to achieve their goals.
Homestay can also provide brief support for people who are homeless with:
We also record all homeless presentations at our centres to provide State and Federal governments with the statistics they need to plan for future funding for accommodation and essential services to support homeless and those at risk of homelessness.