The Housing Needs and Preferences to Support Discharge Guide and Template are for health professionals to support a person with disability to describe the housing and support they want and need so that they can be discharged to suitable housing.
By understanding a person’s housing needs and preferences, health teams can facilitate people with disability to exercise real choice and control over the type of housing they live in, where they live and who they live with. Working in a pressured health system can mean this task feels overwhelming.
The guide and the template assist health teams to have a very important conversation with a person with disability in hospital. It is the first step in finding housing and moving patients along the discharge pathway more efficiently.
The guide and template are designed to be used together.