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Housing for MENTAL HEALTH and WELL-BEING

Housing for Mental Health and well-beinG

In 2015, CHL completed development of 27 dwellings in Murray Bridge (11), Largs North (6) and Parafield Gardens (10), to support tenants living with mental illness to be accommodated within the local community. This program is supported by NEAMI Limited who ensures that each tenant is supported appropriate to their needs to sustain their tenancy and live in the community.

The dwellings were funded by CHL borrowings of $1.2m and South Australian Housing Stimulus Project funds of $6.5m provided by the State government. All dwellings were constructed by Rivergum.

During 2015-2016, five of the dwellings at Parafield Gardens have been used to trial a pilot program that provides crisis respite accommodation for people with mental illness who cannot stay in their usual place of accommodation. These properties are supported 24/7 by onsite workers, and are making a major contribution to the well-being of individuals, while minimising the potential costs of hospital admissions, which may have been the only alternative for many individuals seeking crisis respite.

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