Northern Region Independent Living Program

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Authors: North Metropolitan Health Service - Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

Year: 1995

Event: 1995 TheMHS Awards


Type of resource: TheMHS Awards

Award state: WA

Award level: Silver

Award category: Innovative Part of a Comprehensive Service

Abstract: The project is a joint venture between Government and Non-Government Services, formed to address serious deficiencies in the range of accommodation available to people with psychiatric disabilities. The service is client focussed; driven by needs identified in a research project; assists people to access the accommodation of their choice; in locations they select and with an appropriate support system in place. Of 120 people identified as having the potential to succeed in supported accommodation, more than forty have so far been housed in a place they can call their own. Description of Facility/Organisation: The North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) Perth Western Australia, extends along the coast north of the Swan River from Mosman Park to Two Rocks (the upper boundary of the metropolitan area). It is one of the three Metropolitan health regions. In 1990 the regions population was approximately 390,000 people, calculated to rise to 416,000 by 1996. This represents approximately one quarter of the States and a third of Perth's metropolitan population.

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