Housing and support program (HASP)
The Housing and support program (HASP) enables people with a psychiatric disability to live in the community with stable social housing and enjoy an improved quality of life. Sustainable housing and independent living support for HASP participants are seen as key elements in supporting their recovery and reducing the need for hospital care.
The program offers individuals a coordinated package of housing and support.
It also fosters collaboration across all stakeholders who deliver the three key components of HASP:
- housing options (provided through the Department of Housing and Public Works)
- clinical mental health support (Queensland Health)
- non-clinical lifestyle support (delivered by community-managed mental health service providers).
Local Coordination groups are facilitated by Hospital and Health services (HHSs).
Download the Housing and Support Program manual (PDF 270 kB).
- operational procedures and protocols designed to assist staff to coordinate, administer and implement the housing and support program
- eligibility requirements
- application processes
- HASP Application form (PDF 250 kB)
- Panel checklist (PDF 96 kB)
- New consumer proposal, permanent vacancy (PDF 76 kB)
- Permanent consumer, increase in hours (PDF 70 kB)
- Consumer exiting HASP or relinquishing hours (PDF 74 kB)
- Temporary capacity notification/ new consumer proposal (PDF 74 kB)
- Consumer request to transfer service provider (PDF 69 kB)
- Transfer of service provider, relinquishment of funds (PDF 72 kB)
- Transfer of service provider, acceptance of funds (PDF 71 kB)
- Request to reallocate surplus funds (PDF 71 kB)
- Request to subcontract (PDF 76 kB)
- Example application register (PDF 201 kB)
- Example transition plan (PDF 278 kB)
- Example Stakeholder information (PDF 64 kB)
- Example review of support (PDF 101 kB)
- Example Satisfaction survey (PDF 88 kB)
Funding arrangements and the NDIS
The Department of Health funding arrangements for this program will change as Queensland transitions to the NDIS over the next three years (2016-17 to 2018-19).
Funding and responsibility for NDIS participants receiving support from HASP funding (as part of an NDIS individually funded package) transfers from the State to the Commonwealth under the new agreement.
Read more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)