This is a copy of the presentation made by Elizabeth Whittaker at the 2014 NDARC Annual Research Symposium in Breakout Session Three: Social determinants of drug and alcohol use.
Common Ground Sydney opened on 15 November 2011 and is Australia’s third project based on the Common Ground model. Common Ground Sydney accommodates formerly chronically homeless people and people on low to moderate incomes in a socially integrated housing complex in inner Sydney.
The traditional response of the human service system to the needs of homeless people experiencing mental health conditions involves specialist homelessness, drug and alcohol, and mental health services providing support in a largely autonomous fashion.
Platform 70 is a project of the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness and commenced in 2011. The project has the following key objectives:
The MISHA Project is a follow-on to the Michael Project. MISHA, or 'Michael's Intensive Supported Housing Accord', is an integrated program that provides long term stable accommodation and a holistic service delivery approach to homeless men.