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, 270kB).
- 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, 244kB)
- Panel checklist (PDF, 91kB)
- New consumer proposal, permanent vacancy (PDF, 71kB)
- Permanent consumer, increase in hours (PDF, 64kB)
- Consumer exiting HASP or relinquishing hours (PDF, 69kB)
- Temporary capacity notification/ new consumer proposal (PDF, 69kB)
- Consumer request to transfer service provider (PDF, 64kB)
- Transfer of service provider, relinquishment of funds (PDF, 67kB)
- Transfer of service provider, acceptance of funds (PDF, 66kB)
- Request to reallocate surplus funds (PDF, 66kB)
- Request to subcontract (PDF, 71kB)
- Example application register (PDF, 196kB)
- Example transition plan (PDF, 273kB)
- Example Stakeholder information (PDF, 64kB)
- Example review of support (PDF, 96kB)
- Example Satisfaction survey (PDF, 83kB)
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)