Housing Support Services
- Programme Areas
Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol
- Programme Type
Community / social support (AOD), Community based support - mental health
- Age Groups
Adult / pakeke
- Referral Types
DHB clinical services
See here for access information and referral forms.
Housing Facilitation Service assists people to locate, set up, and maintain independent rental tenancies. The type of housing could be with a private landlord, state or local body owned with Christchurch City Council or Housing New Zealand Corporation, or a Comcare owned/leased property.
A Housing Worker will help with flat hunting, vetting tenancy agreements, providing WINZ information and advocacy, dealing with utilities, debt issues and generally lessening the stress of obtaining new housing. Support is provided to ensure tenancies are sustainable for the individual and to assist problem solving if future difficulties arise.
Group Living offers the opportunity for an individual to become a flatmate in a semi-supported environment. People live together independently; yet receive support to manage many of the day to day aspects of living together. Individuals can access community support staff to work with them on their own development. As a group, they have the support of a Coordinator who assists them to live together harmoniously and make the decisions flatmates need to undertake to make their home function well.
Home Rescue is an urgent service that will respond to any referrals within 24 hours. A variety of urgent responses are employed to save a client’s appropriate housing that becomes at risk due to deterioration in their mental health. The goal is to reduce stress for the individual and remediate and restore a stable living environment.
The Home Rescue worker will, as appropriate, liaise with the landlord, attend tenancy hearings and mediations, advocate regarding debt and WINZ assistance, arrange property clean ups and help with getting pets cared for.
Read more about Housing Support Services here.
Contact us online here
334 Lincoln Road
334 Lincoln Road
PO Box 22004
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This page was last updated at 2:22PM on August 19, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Comcare.