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Launchpad supported transitional community housing for young people in Brisbane

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Salvation Army

Abstract

Launchpad is a complex of six 1 bed units that are set up as supported transitional community housing. This program offers a young person between the ages of 16 to 25 an opportunity to enter a 12 month transition that developments a pathway of learning for the young person to become sustainable and tenancy ready for the private market. The program builds capacity in the following domain areas:

  • Tenancy skills (through the Tenancy Skills Institute training)
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Life skills

Shareway is a head leasing program where YOS are head leasing properties through the private market (mainly through real estate agents). These properties are 2 and 3 bed properties that are set up as share houses. The house would be sub-let by 2 or 3 young people ages 16 to 25 that have been matched and identified as young people that are willing to work well with others at the property to see the tenancy continue. Much the same as Launchpad, Shareway focuses on a pathway of learning through engagement in capacity building of education, employment, tenancy and life skills. Shareway is not family accommodation and looks to engage single young people in a process of affording private market property rental while building their ability to manage and maintain a tenancy.

For both Shareway and Launchpad, it is expected that the young person will be engaged in a regular daily activity (employment or education), be willing to regularly engage with a youth worker to develop capacity and be willing to work towards a sustainable unsupported tenancy within 12 months.

If you have a client or clients that may fit either program, we welcome applications. Where you may have a client who identifies as being open to a share house arrangement or if you have 2 or 3 young people who may work well in a share house arrangement, there is space on the application to identify this intention.

Feel free to email if you have any further questions or would like clarification.

craig.gibson@salvationarmy.org.au

LaunchPad-ShareWay Application Form LaunchPad-ShareWay Application Form

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