The City of Canning’s Supported Youth Accommodation Service provides up to ten young people who are homeless, or at risk of being homeless, with safe, secure and affordable housing.
With the aim of developing a positive future, the service works to help homeless youth aged 16 to 21 live independently.
The service aims to develop and strengthen life skills that enable young people to move into independent accommodation. Support staff can also provide assistance to young people to restore their relationship with their family.
Accommodation can be provided for periods of up to 12 months with external support provided by qualified and dedicated youth workers. Youth workers are available to provide external support to young people during office hours, but they do not live at the properties. A wait list is used to allocate properties to appropriate clients.
Shared supported housing for up to one year is available through five furnished properties, close to public transport, shops and other amenities.
Referrals can be made by young people on their own behalf or family, friends and/or other support services and agencies. Following a referral, an interview will assess the young person’s suitability for the service.
Funding support for the youth accommodation service is provided by the Department of Communities through the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA).
For more information please phone 1300 422 664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org