Funded through the State Department Child Protection (DCP) as part of the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) 55 Central’s Crisis Accommodation service provides 24 hour emergency crisis accommodation for single adult males between the ages of 18-65.
On entry to the service, all clients are assigned a dedicated case manager, to support them towards achieving sustainable housing, and greater social and economic inclusion.
This process is complemented through care planning, whereby a care plan is devised collaboratively between each client and their case manager. The purpose is to identify key achievable goals, alongside a route map of actions and strategies towards achieving these. Each client receives weekly, flexible tailored one-to-one support, based on their unique individual need, which is provided to by their case manager. A client centred ethos is the cornerstone of all our work. Through this we seek to promote resilience, empowerment, self-reliance and choice.
One of the central policy aims of NAHA is to break the cycle of homelessness. We do this by helping clients move quickly through the crisis service, into more stable accommodation with the support they need, to prevent further homelessness. Depending on the level and complexity of their support needs, a client may reside at the crisis accommodation service for up to three months.