The CCCP focuses on reducing drug related harms and improving broader health and social functioning. CCCP does not provide direct counselling or other therapeutic alcohol and drug treatment interventions but the CCCP can link people into these types of services.
To reduce the risk of harm and improve health and psychosocial outcomes for people who have alcohol and other drug use issues and complex support needs.
The CCCP services are available to people 18 years or older with:
People will only be accepted into the CCCP if their involvement is voluntary.
Referral to CCCP can be made by anyone with the person's consent or self-referral by phoning or applying online using the local contact information provided at the end of this brochure.
Entry to the program is prioritised based on need; people with urgent, multiple and complex issues will be prioritised. Priority focus may include homelessness or if a person is at risk of losing their housing, people with frequent emergency department presentations, Aboriginal people, people leaving custody and parents and carers whose AOD use is placing their children at risk.
Outreach support and intensive case management provides active referral to, and supports continuing engagement with, AOD, health and psychosocial services.
A single episode of CCCP care may be provided for up to six (6) months. Program extension may be required for some people to enable referral and transition to other programs, but people with continuing needs will be actively referred (with the person's consent) to services that can assist in the longer term.
The program is aligned with the NSW Health AOD Clinical Care Standards with a focus on individualised, strengths based and holistic case management.
Assessment to determine the person's eligibility and suitability to CCCP and to identify any immediate risks that may need to be prioritised.
If the person is eligible and suitable, comprehensive health and social assessments are undertaken to help identify the person's needs and goals.
Care plans are developed in close consultation with (if the person consents) family and friends, AOD services, and health and other psychosocial service workers, to address the person's AOD use, mental health, physical health, psycho-social, cultural, socio- economic, legal, and other needs and goals.
Wrap-around case management support that facilitates the person's access to, and development and maintenance of, health, well-being, education, employment, housing, financial support/planning, and other community services, living skills and social support.
Psychosocial interventions focus on the prevention and minimisation of harm associated with alcohol and other drug use, including overdose and BBV infection.
Comprehensive health and social assessments are regularly re-administered to track progress and inform changes to the care plan.
Individual exit and transfer of care planning is undertaken in partnership with the person's family/friends and other care providers, which is clearly documented and shared (with the person's consent). Documented exit and transfer of care summaries are provided to the person exiting CCCP and to ongoing care providers.
People exiting CCCP are provided with AOD harm reduction information and advice, and ongoing support contacts.
Comprehensive health and social assessments are undertaken at exit and follow up periods to consider if further referrals and support are needed and to measure sustained positive effects of the Program.
The CCCP is funded by the NSW Government with services delivered by contracted nongovernment service providers.
Program oversight is the responsibility of the Centre for Alcohol and Other Drugs, NSW Ministry of Health www.health.nsw.gov.au/aod.
For information about other drug and alcohol services please contact the Alcohol and Other Drugs Information Service (ADIS) on 1800 250 015.