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Community Outreach Support
Home and community outreach support involves a support worker and consumer identifying their strengths, values and goals and then working together to achieve or make progress towards them.
Each person develops a clearly defined plan of areas they have chosen to focus on, based on their existing values and strengths. Our role is to help them achieve their goals
The amount of support varies depending on each person’s level of need and the funding program they are funded through.
Neami is registered to provide services through the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Please call us for more information.
Community and group programs are funded by the New South Wales Government through the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) and by the Federal Government through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Community and group programs
We provide a variety of group programs in all states that bring together people receiving support from us around areas of common interest or need. This includes our own group programs, Flourish and the Optimal Health program.
These groups might be focused on health issues or they might address people’s goals or aspirations for the future. The common thread is that they are there to provide both guided and peer support to help people pursue their health and wellbeing goals.
We aim wherever possible to connect people with mainstream community programs to support greater community connection and independence
Community and group programs are funded by the New South Wales Government through the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI).
The eligibility criteria varies for our different programs. Please contact this service to discuss whether our programs are suitable for you.
Referrals can be made by individuals, carers, families, mental health professionals or other health care providers.
Referrals must be discussed with the individual prior to making the referral.
We encourage referrals from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, youth and refugees.
Referrals to this service can be made through:
- Newcastle Community Mental Health Services (02) 4016 4538
- Supported Recovery Newcastle (02) 4961 6929
- Lake Macquarie Community Mental Health Services (02) 4904 9000
- Supported Recovery Lake Macquarie (02) 4904 9050