The Home Stretch WA Trial is developing and testing an enhanced support system for young people transitioning from out-of-home care, providing them with additional support and resources from 18 years to when they turn 21 years of age. The Trial will improve care leavers’ access to housing, health, education, training and employment through the provision of practical one-on-one assistance.
One of the critical elements of the trial is to support young people to find and maintain safe and stable housing, and to support young people to have some flexibility and choice in their living arrangements. This support will include 1:1 assistance from the Transition Coach, and also financial support to sustain housing through payment of a subsidy.
The Home Stretch WA Team, with guidance from the Youth Advisory Group, have been working on developing a prototype subsidy that we will test as part of the Home Stretch Trial. We would like to take you on a walk through our thinking, and invite you to contribute and critique the prototype we have developed.
The Housing Subsidy prototype includes some of the process and practice that young people will experience in accessing the subsidy, the principles that underpin and govern the provision of a subsidy and the outcomes we hope to see.
SESSION IN FREMANTLE
TIME: Tuesday 10 March, any time between 10:00am and 2:00pm. We expect most people will stay for between 30-45 minutes.
WHERE: Fremantle District Office of Child Protection and Family Support at 25 Adelaide Street Fremantle WA 6160.
WHAT: An informal drop in session, you will be taken on a guided and interactive walk through of the Housing Subsidy as well as have the opportunity to have a broader look at the Home Stretch Trial.
Register for this event via Eventbrite.
Young people are always welcome, but this session has been designed for those working with young people. Please come to the reception area and let the staff know you are there for the Home Stretch Co-Design Session.