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.
- 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.
HHOT is a multi-disciplinary team made up of various staff including:
- social workers
- rehabilitation therapy aides
- occupational therapists
- psychiatric doctors.