Changes to out of home care services by state

South Australia
Youth Services (Muggy’s, Burlendi Youth Shelter and Youth Supported Accommodation teams) will operationally report to the newly forming national youth homelessness unit. Missional connection to Ingle Farm and other local corps and mission expressions will be retained and championed through the Local Mission Delivery operating model, starting in 2019.

Western Australia
Crossroads West – Landsdale House, Crossroads West – Oasis House, Crossroads West – Independent Living Program, Crossroads West – Transitional Support Service will form part of the newly forming national youth homelessness unit.. We will work with the Western Australian Department of Communities and other key stakeholders to transition the care and support of young people under 15 in at Lansdale House by June 2019 to other service providers with strengths in the areas where these children need support

Teams providing leaving, continuing and transitional care programs will form part of the newly forming National Youth Homelessness unit. We intend to move away from providing residential and home-based care for children by June 2019. This affects people and programs at SalvoCare Eastern and Westcare. The decision does not reflect the quality of care provided but rather a new vision and strategy for working with young people. We will work with the state government to transition these residential and home based care programs to other service arrangements by 30 June 2019.

Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory and Tasmania
Existing services youth homelessness are not impacted at this time. Decisions about Supported Education and Training and Disability Services will be confirmed before the end of the year.

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