The Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) Plus is a high intensity transitional program. This means that participants have access to a lot of flexible supports which are especially designed to help them recover and then transition to a more independent life in the community.
Once accepted into the program, participants move into one of eight community accommodation sites. These are either self-contained apartments or modified house with shared cooking facilities and living areas.
While anyone in NSW can apply for HASI Plus the accommodation sites are at a limited number of locations:
Everyone in the HASI Plus program signs a tenancy agreement and is responsible for their accommodation. You will be supported to understand your tenancy rights and responsibilities, build your skills in managing the tenancy and to resolve any problems that arise. These will be important skills to help you transition to more independent living after the program.
HASI Plus participants get a range of supports to build independence in daily life, designed around you, your goals and recovery. This could include daily living skills like shopping, looking after finances, cooking or catching public transport.
The program also includes intense clinical supports to help with your rehabilitation and recovery, and address any other health needs.
Anyone in NSW can apply for HASI Plus if they are:
Yes. HASI Plus prioritises people who cannot be discharged from hospital or another institution without this sort of support.
Ask your support worker or clinician for more information about the program and, if suitable, how they might be able to refer you.
If English is not your first language, you can use the telephone Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National).
This service free and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call TIS on 131 450.
You can also prebook an interpreter online using the TIS National Pre booked phone interpreter form.