Our Care Finders service supports older people within the Perth metropolitan area to access appropriate long-term accommodation and support.
Care finders support senior Australians who require specialist and intensive assistance to understand and access aged care services and connect with other relevant supports in the community.
The St Bart’s care finders service is primarily focused on the provision of specialist and intensive assistance to those who are aged 50 or older who are on a low income (45 or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples), within the Perth metropolitan area, and who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Our aim is to enable people to find appropriate and sustainable housing and other supports in the community that are targeted at avoiding homelessness or reducing the impact of homelessness.
St Bart’s priority is to work with individuals to assess their needs and identify the optimal solution for them. Our case workers support people to access health and community agencies, find accommodation, prepare rental applications, and engage with the Department of Communities – Housing Authority, private landlords and other accommodation providers, in addition to advocating on behalf of service consumers.
This service is made possible through funding provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care under the Primary Health Network Program.