|What is Common Ground Tasmania|
Most Tasmanians recognise that having a roof over your head is essential to everything we value in life.
Common Ground views access to stable, affordable and high quality housing as a vital first step towards personal well being, life fulfilment and being accepted as a valued member of the community.
The Common Ground model provides quality, long term and affordable housing and support services to people who were previously homeless and low wage earners. The Common Ground supportive housing methodology is recognised internationally for its effectiveness in housing people who have been chronically homeless, including people who have been long-term rough sleepers and stabilising their lives through supportive housing services. It is backed up by decades of evidence that verifies the value and success of the model.
The idea is to house a mix of people in a high quality residential complex, which includes self-contained apartments and communal spaces as well as office space for support services, and training activities such as education in the areas of arts, sports, employment, living skills and financial management.
The Key Elements of the Common Ground Model
The 4 critical components of the Common Ground model are:
The Support Services
Common Ground is not just about housing. CGT's key mission is to get people housed and keep them housed, that is why support services form a crucial component of the Common Ground model.
Onsite support workers provide a flexible range of support services (one-on-one and in group settings) to help tenants live independently and maintain their tenancy.
The support service programs are specifically designed to:
2013 Homelessness Survey
Click here for the 2013 Homelessness Survey conducted by the Salvation Army & Common Ground Tasmania.