The Reconnecting Lives Program (RLP) aims to assist consumers to maintain long-term accommodation within the community through three phases of support.
Reconnecting Lives Program
The program provides wraparound outreach support services to St Bart’s consumers moving out of their transitional and supported accommodation and into secure, sustainable housing in the community using a person-centred, housing-led approach. Wraparound support available to program participants includes tenancy support, social support, goal planning, NDIS package application and implementation, referrals to relevant health and support services and assistance to access training and vocational upskilling.
The level of support provided by St Bart’s staff is tailored based on the needs of each program participant. This flexible and dynamic approach ensures St Bart’s can provide a rapid response to crises and intervene early and before a program participant’s situation deteriorates to the point where they are at risk of regressing back into homelessness.
The program has empowered people who have cycled in and out of homelessness over many years to break the cycle and outcomes have been excellent.
RLP was established as a pilot program in 2018, funded by BHP until 2022. Over the lifespan of the program, RLP has supported 286 people with a 100% success rate of maintaining tenancy for those in long term accommodation.