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Mental Health & Addictions Service

Programmes

Housing Support Services

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Community based support - mental health

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Adult

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

See here for access information and referral forms.

Description

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 Details

Contact us online here

251 Lichfield Street
Christchurch Central
Christchurch
Canterbury 8011

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Street Address

251 Lichfield Street
Christchurch Central
Christchurch
Canterbury 8011

Postal Address

PO Box 22004
Christchurch 8140

This page was last updated at 10:26AM on July 3, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Comcare.