In March 2020, Tim joined the Service Integration Initiative team at Q Shelter in the position of Regional Care Coordinator for the Logan region. Tim has worked in the community space for over 25 years across a number of areas including health, disability, child protection, mental health and in the refugee space. Tim’s area of expertise has largely been in community development, collaborative practice and developing place based responses both at service and systems levels. Tim is passionate about community led initiatives that empower individuals and the communities they live in.
Informed by the Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027, and driven by Partnering for Impact and Partnering for Growth, the Queensland Service Integration Initiative aims to create better outcomes for people who are homeless or at the risk of homelessness by enhancing existing care coordination mechanisms, identifying and enabling sector capability building opportunities and encouraging innovation in transforming the housing and homelessness sector. Auspiced by a number of place-based organisations through funding provided by the Department of Housing and Public Works, there are Regional Care Coordinators located at nine locations across the state; Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Brisbane (x2), Redlands, Logan and Gold Coast.
The Logan Housing and Homelessness Service Integration Model Steering Group has formed a reference group that will work closely with the Regional Care Coordinator. This collaboration will build on existing care coordination frameworks, ensuring that contemporary person/family centered approaches are utilised when coordinating multi-disciplinary responses for people with complex needs. This collaboration will have a strong focus on achieving person-centered outcomes that are place-based, that is, designed to incorporate challenges and opportunities that are unique to our region.
This initiative will help drive improved processes and practices responding to the needs of vulnerable people who are homeless or at the risk of homelessness.