Supported Accommodation for People with a Mental Illness

The term supported accommodation refers to safe and secure housing with regular support from mental health clinicians and support workers to improve the lives of people with a mental illness and prevent a relapse into serious illness.

Housing and Accommodation Support Partnership (HASP) Program

Housing and Accommodation Support Partnership (HASP) Program is a collaborative partnership which brings together consumers, carers, non-government organisation housing providers and psychosocial support providers, and community mental health services to provide integrated support for people living with mental illness and psychiatric disability in South Australia.

SA Health developed the Housing and Accommodation Support Partnership (HASP) Program to give people with mental illness an affordable place to live with the extra support they need to live successfully in the community. The program offers a new way of helping South Australians with a mental illness to lead their lives within the community and avoid repeated hospital admissions. HASP is supported by the 

Key features

  • Intensive supported accommodation for people with mental illness who require high levels of daily support. Support will be provided in accordance with each client’s needs, up to 24 hours / 7 days a week.
  • Support for people currently in Glenside extended care, people who would otherwise be dependent on facility-based care or where the continued support of carers is not viable.   
  • Provision of 20 places located next to Glenside, staffed 24 hours a day for people with very high rehabilitation and support needs.
  • Provision of 57 high and medium support places across metropolitan Adelaide..

Achievements to date

  • Contracts with housing providers for 55 community housing dwellings were signed in December 2009. Services commenced in April 2011.
  • At least 77 units will be provided overall:  57 units of housing throughout the metropolitan area, with a further cluster of 20 supported accommodation housing units on the current Glenside campus for people with very high support needs.
  • The 20 brand new supported accommodation housing units on the Glenside Campus opened in August 2011 and all units are expected to be completed by March 2012.