Accommodation Support

Finding a place to live

Having a safe place to live when a person leaves prison is crucial to getting their life back on track. ReSet staff can help clients to find a place to live when they leave prison. We will work with clients to identify their goals and discuss steps to reach those goals. For example; developing skills and behaviours needed for long term tenancy, understanding rights and responsibilities, budgeting, access to financial counselling, emergency relief, information and referrals to specialist services; and linking in to the local community.

Accommodation support may include:

  • Referrals to housing and accommodation services and for ongoing support options to maintain safe and sustainable housing
  • Support to access the private rental market or support to return home to family
  • Support to understand tenancy requirements and to maintain tenancy
  • Budgeting and supports with financial and debt management
  • Housing information sessions included in the ReSet Fit4Work employment program

Reset Transitional Accommodation

As well as general support to access accommodation, ReSet has a limited number of transitional accommodation options available to eligible clients, supported through a partnership with the Department of Justice, Department of Housing, and Stellar Housing.

Clients residing in ReSet transitional accommodation will be intensively supported with:

  • Transitional housing and material needs
  • Release-day supports
  • Assistance to obtain bond assistance and sign-up to tenancy
  • Minimum weekly home visits, which may increase or decrease as the client’s circumstances change
  • Tenancy education and supports relating to maintaining property standards, rent payments, reporting of maintenance/damage, and minimising disruptive behaviours to maximise a sustainable tenancy
  • Direct support and referral for household members, such as partner and children
  • 1-1 individual support tailored around needs and goals included in the client’s support plan e.g. life skills, health and wellbeing, employment and training, relationship support, budgeting, financial skills and debt management, household routines
  • Planning and support to transition to long term accommodation options and preparation to exit from ReSet services