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COMMON GROUND AUGUSTA TERRACE - PORT AUGUSTA

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COMMON GROUND AUGUSTA TERRACE - PORT AUGUSTA

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  1. COMMON GROUND AUGUSTA TERRACE - PORT AUGUSTA

  2. COMMON GROUNDPort Augusta Common Ground – Port Augusta is a four way partnership between: • Common Ground - Adelaide • Department for Communities and Social Inclusion – Housing SA (Homelessness Strategy Division) • Wesley Country Housing and • The Salvation Army Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  3. COMMON GROUND Port Augusta Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  4. COMMON GROUNDPort Augusta Brief overview of Common Ground - Adelaide: • Launched in 2008 • 2 sites located at: • Light Square and • Franklin Street • Port Augusta is the first regional implementation of Common Ground Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  5. COMMON GROUNDPort Augusta Common Ground Port Augusta: • 2 sites located at: • BOSTON STREET– Tenants with low support and high levels of independence • AUGUSTA TERRACE – Tenants requiring higher levels of support to develop independence Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  6. COMMON GROUNDBoston Street, Port Augusta Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  7. COMMON GROUNDBoston Street, Port Augusta Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  8. COMMON GROUNDBoston Street, Port Augusta Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  9. COMMON GROUNDAugusta Terrace, Port Augusta • Provides quality long term housing • Assists people to acquire the resources they need to create a good life • Supports people on their pathway toward independence Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  10. COMMON GROUNDAugusta Terrace, Port Augusta Pathways to Independence • TAILORED SUPPORTS: • Ongoing Case Management • Mentoring & Coaching • New Aspirations for independent living • PEOPLE ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  11. COMMON GROUNDAugusta Terrace, Port Augusta Pathways to Independence • A STABLE HOME: • Safe • Secure • Affordable • High Quality • Sustainable long term tenancies • ENDS UNCERTAINTY Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  12. COMMON GROUNDAugusta Terrace, Port Augusta Pathways to Independence • PLACE MAKING: • Sense of Belonging • Healthy Social Networks • Respectful, Inclusive and Diverse Community • CREATING A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  13. COMMON GROUNDAugusta Terrace, Port Augusta • Augusta Terrace has 20 units: • One Bedroom Units (maximum of two people) • On-site communal area available to residents • On-site staff office, interview rooms, etc • Kitchen facilities • Residents Lounge • Computer/Internet access Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  14. COMMON GROUNDAugusta Terrace, Port Augusta • Tenancies are provided on a long term basis, with an initial 3 month probationary period and yearly renewals. Renewals will be subject to meeting tenancy obligations such as: • Meeting NRAS income criteria • Paying rent on time • Maintaining their unit in clean and tidy condition with no damage • Respecting the peace and privacy of others and ensuring no disruptive behaviour Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  15. COMMON GROUNDAugusta Terrace, Port Augusta ELIGIBILITY: • The target group for tenants at Augusta Terrace is: • Low income single people or couples who are homeless or at risk of homelessness • Willingness to engage in a harm minimisation lifestyle, in relation to drug and alcohol use • People with disabilities who have adequate and ongoing support packages in place Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  16. COMMON GROUNDBoston Street, Port Augusta SELECTION CRITERIA: Must be: • Homeless or at risk of homelessness • A resident of South Australia and living in Port Augusta for at least 3 months • 18 years and over • A single or a couple who meet the NRAS income criteria (see next slide) • Have the capacity to live in a secured high density cluster of housing with on-site support • Be willing to engage with a support person and work towards independent living Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  17. COMMON GROUNDBoston Street, Port Augusta • National Rent Affordability Scheme (NRAS) Income Criteria: • Eligibility for a NRAS unit is income based, and this means the income must be below the amount set by the Australian Government: • In 2013 the income limit is: • Household Type Initial income limit $ Upper income limit $ 1 Adult $44,835 $56,043 2 Adults $61,985 $77,480 • Eligible tenant’s income must be equal or less than the initial income limit when they become a tenant of an NRAS dwelling. Income may increase up to 25% (the upper income limit) before their eligibility is affected. Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  18. COMMON GROUNDAugusta Terrace, Port Augusta Anticipated to receive first Tenants in mid July 2013. Currently: • Informing other services/agencies of the selection and eligibility criteria • Actively receiving applications for prospective tenants • Preparing policies and procedures • Planning the supports and programs available for residents Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  19. COMMON GROUNDAugusta Terrace, Port Augusta • Will provide quality housing • Will provide onsite structured support and programs • Will assist people to build their independent living skills • Supports people on their pathway towards other forms of long term housing (with no time limit) Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  20. COMMON GROUNDAugusta Terrace, Port Augusta Common Ground provides accommodation that is safe and secure with both sites using: • Continuous security monitoring and mobile patrols are in place to ensure the safety of the residents. • CCTV around the facility that is beamed continuously to the security patrol • The site is a secure area with Tenants controlling who can enter the premises. Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  21. COMMON GROUNDAugusta Terrace, Port Augusta Applications and Selections: • Application Process • Client or referring agency to complete all required paperwork, which can be downloaded from the Common Ground web page: • www.salvationarmy.org.au/cgpa • Selection Process • Interview and Assessment conducted by Wesley County Housing and The Salvation Army support workers Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"

  22. COMMON GROUNDPort Augusta Please feel free to contact either Lyn or myself on the phone numbers below, if you require any further information: KirstyDadleh – M: 0409 707 734 Lyn Edwards – M: 0400 271 767 OR P: 8633 8616 Forms & documents can be accessed or downloaded from The Salvation Army website: www.salvationarmy.org.au/cgpa Common Ground - "Changing People's Lives"