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Homeless Health Outreach Team

The aim of the Homeless Health Outreach Team (HHOT) is to:

  • minimise the health problems of people experiencing homelessness
  • contribute to the prevention and reduction of homelessness within the Logan-Beaudesert catchment area through collaboration to facilitate access to the appropriate supports.

HHOT provides health service to people within the Logan-Beaudesert region who are experiencing homelessness, mental health issues and substance misuse issues.

They may also be experiencing:

  • complex physical health issues
  • drug and alcohol issues
  • social exclusion
    • no home
    • no employment or meaningful activity
    • no connection to family or community.

Our services

HHOT provides:

  • assessment and intervention services to people experiencing a diverse range of mental health concerns, including psychosis, mood disorders, anxiety, substance misuse and suicidal thoughts
  • an extended hours, assertive outreach service to people where they reside in the community or where they access food and support
  • support through linking people with appropriate community services
  • support and education to the non-government and government agencies we work with.

Transitional support may be provided where a person accessing the HHOT team moves out of the Logan-Beaudesert area.

Our team

HHOT is a multi-disciplinary team made up of various staff including:

  • social workers
  • rehabilitation therapy aides
  • occupational therapists
  • nurses
  • psychiatric doctors.
Last updated 20 May 2015
Last reviewed 20 May 2015