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
Aboriginal HASI referrals can be made by anyone, but need the support of a Mental Health Clinician. Referrals can be made through your local community health centre.