Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative
The Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) is a three-way partnership program funded by the New South Wales Government that ensures stable housing is linked to specialist support for people with mental illness. Housing NSW provides housing, the non-government sector provides psychosocial support and NSW Health provides the clinical support.
The key philosophy that underpins the HASI program is one of recovery. Recovery is a personal and ongoing process, defined and led by the individual. Low HASI packages provide low- support across the community, while Aboriginal HASI packages provide low- to high-support for Aboriginal people in the Lismore area.
Support for an individual may include the areas of:
- sustaining their tenancy
- identifying, establishing and achieving personal goals
- developing, re-learning and enhancing skills to undertake activities for daily living
- medication management
- accessing community services for recreational, social and pre-vocational activities
- attending medical appointments
Recovery-focused support workers provide support to these consumers tailoring services to meet the individual needs of each person utilising individual support plans.
On Track provides a range of support packages across the Tweed and Lismore areas.
Getting support through HASI
Referrals can be made through the Mental Health Access Line on 1800 011 511, by Social Housing Providers or by NSW Health Clinicians.
Aboriginal HASI referrals can be made by anyone, but need the support of a Mental Health Clinician.