summarises aspects of the 'Foot in the Door' Guideline
contains additional information on things to consider when resolving cases of severe domestic squalor
can be used as a training and induction resource.
External training resources
Medcast provide education direct to health professionals and services to organisations with the aim to improve the standard of healthcare across Australia.
Catholic Community Services - A range of information including on line learning, presentations, webinars, publications and supporting information are available on the webpage.
Metropolitan Fire Service - ‘Home Fire Safety and Hoarding - through a firefighter’s eyes’ training presentation is designed for professionals working in the community.
The MFS provide training to organisations free of charge which covers a range of subjects including:
Early warning with smoke alarms;
Clear access and egress for quick action;
Elimination or reduction of ignition sources;
Fuel load management.
MFS have a program to assist in working with people that hoard called the ‘People And Their Hoarding’ (PATH) Program. The PATH Program aims to reduce the risk of fires in the homes of people that hoard. The MFS can provide a fire risk assessment tool, the Hoarding Fire Risk Scale (HFRS) that, when completed, can give an indication of the overall fire risk a person is living with.
Severe domestic squalor is generally symptomatic of an underlying illness or condition, the identification and management of which can significantly improve the effectiveness of interventions aimed at remediating the squalor. Forming and sustaining local relationships between agencies and service providers is critical in the management of severe domestic squalor and optimising outcomes for the people affected by this complex issue.
South Australian agencies are encouraged to work cooperatively and collaboratively when working towards resolving cases of severe domestic squalor.
Adelaide Benevolent Society— is a charitable social enterprise that provides affordable rental housing and financial assistance to South Australians in need.
Advocacy for Disability Access and Inclusion Inc – provides advocacy support for a person living with disability to have a voice in decisions that affect his/her life and support for family members who need to speak on behalf of the family member living with disability.
Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS)— offers a free, confidential and state-wide service to older people, or their legal representatives, who are living in residential aged care or retirement village, receiving Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or Home Care Package (HCP) services, or, at risk of, or experiencing abuse from family or friends.
Baptcare - provides care to people in Residential Aged Care, Retirement Living, In Home Care, Family and Children Services, Affordable Housing and Disability Services.
Baptist Care - provides out of home care, disability care, youth education and employment, homelessness and therapeutic support services.
Beyond Blue - provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Catalyst Foundation - provide inclusive, timely and enabling self-advocacy, services and programs to older, vulnerable people and people with disability, their family, friends and carers.
Centacare - Catholic welfare organisation delivering a range of services across the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide.
Hutt Street Centre - Services including training, recreational activities, employment programs, legal aid and finding housing for those experiencing or facing homelessness.
Links to wellbeing - Counselling and mental health support across Central and Southern Adelaide.
Lived Experience Telephone Support Service - The LETSS support workers will provide non-clinical mental health support which helps people in times of distress, offers an alternative to attending emergency departments, and assists with access to appropriate in-hours services provided by state, Commonwealth or non-governmental organisations.
Louisa de Costa Foundation - provides financial assistance for both unplanned illnesses and also for life long illnesses where Government support is not available.
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