Wellways has designed and delivered three innovative housing and homelessness programs; The Way Home, Pathways to Home and Doorway. These programs work within a Housing First framework, which entrenches housing as a human right and as the priority for people experiencing homelessness or housing risk. Doorway and Pathways to Home are currently running in Victoria.
Wellways also delivers HASI (Housing and Accommodation Support Service) and HOMHS (Homeless Outreach Mental Health Support). HASI works with people 16 years and over and is delivered by Wellways across NSW. HOMHS is a program for young people between the ages of 15–25 years who may be facing homelessness because they are experiencing mental health issues, located in the Barwon region of Victoria. Both of these programs assist individuals to work on their personal recovery and develop skills for sustaining a home in their community of your choice.
Sustainable Tenancies Services
Doorway is a housing and recovery program that supports people experiencing mental health issues who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, to secure and maintain private rental properties.
Pathways to Home
The Pathways to Home program engages with people experiencing rough sleeping by supporting them to connect with their community and connect them in with the services they need.
Support for the individual
A Wellways Housing Support coordinator works alongside both the participant and the housing provider to establish reciprocal and sustainable relationships and empower and educate individuals to successfully manage their tenancy with the support of their care team.
Support for NDIS Providers
The Way Home aims to improve the housing literacy of Local Area Coordinators, NDIA Planners, and NDIS Support Coordinators. This will be achieved by providing resources that assist in identifying tenancies at risk, and show how to initiate the appropriate supports. The program utilises evidence based early intervention strategies.