Stepping Up: A Social Inclusion Action Plan for Mental Health Reform 2007-2012
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Supported Social Housing (SSH) is a new initiative to address homelessness among people with serious mental illness.
The Australian Government’s Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan has provided additional housing funds to provide 262 new public housing dwellings throughout metropolitan and country regions. As part of the scheme, tenants will be provided with the clinical and personal support they need to live successfully in the community and manage their illness.
This new social housing provides a valuable addition to state community mental health programs. It will supplement the more intensive Housing and Accommodation Support Partnership (HASP) program and strengthen capacity to address prolonged hospital admissions for people waiting for suitable accommodation.
Key features of SSH include: