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Oasis Program(s):

Social Connection, Something to Look Forward to

Stuck in Townsville Private Clinic

Ron (not real name) had spent nine months at Townsville Private Clinic and did not want to leave as he did not feel he was capable of functioning independently in the community or finding a suitable place to live.

A Plans and Linkages Coordinators at Homebase got to the bottom of his concerns and anxieties. We discovered that support and a suitable place to live were the key concerns. Ron was given the full intake support and in 30 min felt we had all of his issues undercontrol. our Plans and Linkages Coordinators found , suitable rental accommodation, he realised he could come back to Homebase anytime, and he was happy.

Ron was referred to The Oasis by Townsville Private Clinic. TPC staff had exhausted clinical means of transitioning their client out of the centre and into the community. Ron had several personal challenges that impacted his transition and successful integration back into the community. Ron was brought to Homebase by TPC staff for a meeting with a Plans and Linkages Coordinator. The meeting went very well, with Ron discovering that there was a table tennis table at Homebase. It turns out he loves table tennis. Ron struggled to source a rental to support his needs and challenges. Our planner was able to quickly use our resources to identify a solution to his needs and supported Ron to connect and complete applications for rentals in the region. Within two weeks, an appropriate rental had been found, and Ron was approved and ready to move in.
After nine months of not wanting to leave the clinic due to his fears, Ron moved into his flat, with NDIS supports and Veterans White Card mental health supports.
Ron now describes his wellbeing as better than ever and he had a future vision in his head for his life.
Weeks later, Ron appeared one morning at the tennis table with a lady he had met at the shopping centre. He eventually plucked up the courage to ask her out for a coffee at Dirty Boots Cafe.


Ron continues to live in his "home" and is supported by his NDIS and outreach psychologist supports. Ron visits Homebase to have a game of table tennis and to "check that we are ok here!"

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