A place to call home

Finding a place to call home after homelessness and being discharged from hospital.
[IMAGE A woman sits at a table and looks forward]

Leah has an acquired brain injury and psychosocial impairment and was living in an acute mental health unit of a public hospital for over five months.

Before she’d been admitted to hospital, Leah had become homeless after the supports provided by seven different agencies had broken down.

She was at high risk of being discharged to a nursing home or to the unsafe living conditions of a particular boarding house.

How PWDA helped

PWDA advocates spoke with with Leah. She shared her preference to be in the same suburb as her mother and teenage children, so she could continue these relationships easily and still get their support.

It was also the safest place for her to live as she was comfortable in the familiar environment.

Following advocacy from PWDA, Leah was approved for a rental subsidy to meet her housing needs, and a specialist brain injury service provider was engaged to coordinate her community supports which are now being adequately addressed.

How to get help

As a person with disability, our advocates and support staff are here to support you with any issues you may be experiencing.

For support or more information, call and speak with one of our advocates on 1800 422 015 or visit our Get Help page.

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