Transition and Post Care Support Initiative assists young people with a disability aged between 15-21 years who are transitioning from statutory care or have exited statutory care.
The Initiative aims to significantly enhance the outcomes for young people with a disability leaving statutory care by assisting them to live in stable and safe support arrangements that provide the foundation for community living, involvement in work and/or community access activities and help build and maintain relationships.
The initiative commits to the beliefs:
- Young people who live in out-of-home care and present with challenging behaviours are not seen as challenging individuals, but rather young people whose needs are not being met in their current situation.
- Successfully involving young people in planning, participation and decision making means that they should not have to “fit in” to structures already in place.
Open Minds delivers the Initiative in Ipswich, Logan South Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Transition Officers establish and strengthen networks within the local community in order to assist young people who are transitioning from statutory care or exited statutory care, to link into universal, secondary and tertiary supports and services as they require.
Transition Officers also provide information and resources to young people and where necessary provide direct assistance to link with appropriate services and supports. The community focused, person centred approach ensures services and supports are provided in a flexible and responsive manner.
For enquiries, please phone Open Minds on (07) 3896 4222.