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Coordinated Support - Open Place



CO-ORDINATED SUPPORT PROGRAM



The Co-ordinated Support Program assists Forgotten Australians to improve their health and well being. It provides information, referral, casework and advocacy for those Forgotten Australians in need. It is a service available to Forgotten Australians as individuals and/or within their family setting.

The program helps Forgotten Australians access mainstream health and support services. The priority of the Co-ordinated Support service is to assist those service users with complex medical/health and support needs. Staff will be able to access a limited
support fund that may assist in health service provision. As of 1 July 2016 there are new guidelines to accessing support funds relating to health brokerage. This can be found here.


Open Place Co-ordinated Support staff works to identify and educate local health and support services throughout Victoria about the needs of Forgotten Australians. This strategy aims to ensure Forgotten Australians are given priority access to local services wherever possible.

The Co-ordinated Support Program is also responsible for the programmatic management of Social and Support Groups
(guidelines)

Please contact Co-ordinated Support staff for information, advice and assistance in accessing health and support services.