The Housing Support for the Aged Program (HSAP) provides long-term outreach case management to individuals who are over 50 and live alone in public housing.
HSAP supports clients who have a history of homelessness or are isolated and living with complex, unmet health needs. Clients are assisted in maintaining their housing through advocacy and support to address unmet health needs through referrals to appropriate health services and to access social support and make connections within their community. Brokerage is available to support the goals of this program.
Who is the program for?
This program is for people who
- Are over 50 years old and living alone in public housing
- Have a history of homelessness
- Have complex unmet healthcare needs
- Are socially isolated
- Require case management to maintain their housing and health links
What are the objectives of the program?
The overall objective of HSAP is to prevent homelessness and address social isolation and unmet health needs. We do this by engaging early to maintain individuals’ independence and allow them to remain at home, establish links with the local community, increase social connectedness and belonging, and prevent premature and inappropriate admission to long-term residential care.
Where is the program offered?
The HSAP provides services to residents of Darebin, Moreland, Nillumbik and Whittlesea.
How can you access this program?
The HSAP can be accessed via the following referral pathways:
- MOSS Connections Program
- Home and Community Care services
- Allied health services
The Volunteer and Community Development Program at Barkly Street and Holmes Street aim to provide social interaction and support to residents of these public housing estates. Community activities are designed to engage and connect residents within the community.
MOSS encourages community members from all ages, backgrounds and skill levels to volunteer with the HSAP Volunteer Program. There are numerous volunteer roles that support our residents to engage in a range of enjoyable and relevant activities, while also increasing our resident’s connection to the wider local community.
To find out more about the MOSS Volunteer & Community Development Program contact firstname.lastname@example.org
MOSS accepts Foodbank donations on behalf of members of the local community and residents of Older Persons High Rise Support Programs.
These emergency relief food parcels can contain fresh food, pantry and frozen foods.
For more information on this program or our other service offerings, get in touch using our simple online form or reach out with the program specific contact information above.