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Community Support Work Service (CSW)

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Description

The CSW Service offers home-based practical support to clients with enduring mental illness.

To be eligible for a Community Support Worker, clients must be under the care of a Community Mental Health Centre within ADHB and be living independently, but not necessarily alone, in the community where lifestyle has been disrupted for the last 6 months or more as a result of their mental illness.

The CSW service provides primarily 1:1 support, as well as some group programmes which focus on assisting the individual to identify and develop the necessary skills required to improve their quality of life in the community.

Support provided by Community Support Workers includes:

  • accessing work, study and leisure opportunities
  • maintaining suitable housing/accommodation
  • accessing appropriate benefits and support
  • identifying personal strengths and setting achievable goals.

Hours

Administrative hours are 8.30am to 5pm.
Community Support Workers usually operate between the hours of 8am to 6pm.

Referral Expectations

Referrals are received from all ADHB Community Mental Health Centres: St Lukes, Cornwall House, Manaaki House and Taylor Centre.

No GP or self referrals.

Procedures / Treatments

Charges

The CSW Service is government funded by ADHB. All support to consumers is free of charge.

Contact Details

Community Support Work Service
c/o Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre
27 Sutherland Road
Pt Chevalier
Auckland

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Community Support Work Service
c/o Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre
27 Sutherland Road
Pt Chevalier
Auckland

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Community Support Work Service
c/o Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre
27 Sutherland Road
Pt Chevalier
Auckland

This page was last updated at 12:04PM on June 8, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Community Support Work Service (CSW).