Community Connections Program (CCP)
The primary purpose of the Community Connections program (CCP) is to improve the health and wellbeing of people with complex needs who are homeless or at housing risk by proactively identifying, engaging and linking them to appropriate mainstream and/or specialise services. The CCP will target people who require an assertive outreach response in order to gain access to specialist and mainstream services.
On a strategic level the CCP will also work with local services to assist them to become more accessible and responsive to the needs of this vulnerable population group.
About the Community Connections Program
Key feature of the program is the provision of flexible funds which will be used by the CCP outreach workers in the event the mainstream/specialist providers are unable to adequately meet the client need.
Target population – The CCP target population includes people who:
- Have complex or multiple needs.
- Live in low cost accommodation.
- Are homeless or at risk of recurring homelessness.
- Are at housing risk
CCP clients must be eligible for receipt of full payment of one of the following benefits:
- Centrelink Pension/Allowance
- Veterans Affairs Service Provision