Prevention and early intervention
There are many critical points along the pathway to homelessness. We will target supports at these points to help prevent people from experiencing homelessness.
- identify people who are at risk of homelessness early, particularly young people, by expanding universal screening in schools. We will begin by trialling this in one or two districts in areas of high disadvantage.
- support people to maintain their tenancies both in social housing or the private rental market. We will respond to warning signs that people’s tenancies may be at risk, and connect them to support and assistance that will help them remain in their homes. We will work closely with real estate agencies, and deliver support to address complex needs such as mental health and other drug issues for people living in social housing.
- improve ‘exit planning’ for people leaving government services and institutions such as hospitals, out-of-home care and gaol by working closely with other government departments such as Justice and Health.
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Last updated: 24 Sep 2019