Models of Transition Project
The Models of Transition Report provides as analysis of three ACT initiatives working with people with multiple and complex needs who are transitioning from intensive support systems to successful integration into the community.
This minor research piece was undertaken to inform the Chief Minister and Cabinet Directorate’s policy work on an ACT extended model of Throughcare. The research piece focused on how people with a ‘breadth and depth of need’ are best provided with opportunities, supports and prospects to achieve positive outcomes. How services coordinate the support required and aid people’s transition within and through services was examined.
Collaboration and co-ordination
The Report was informed by three initiatives in the ACT which work with people with multiple and complex needs at transition points – First Point which works with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; CCCares which works with young people who are pregnant or parenting; and the Conferencing Unit at the Office for Children, Youth and Family Services that works with young people who are transitioning out of the custody of the Director-General.
The Report is based on a set of interviews with staff directly responsible for program delivery and a literature review on people with multiple and complex needs, barriers they face to accessing services and how services can best support a breadth and depth of need.