Question - Homelessness


(My Home)
Asked by
Paterson, Marisa
Directed to
Minister for Mental Health
Question asked on
23 March 2023
Answer due on
23 April 2023
Question asked
  1. What is the progress, by stage, of the My Home project planned for Curtin.
  2. How have negotiations with the land holder and community services progressed.
  3. What is the projected timeframes for the My Home project.



Answer Published
12 April 2023
Answered by
Minister for Mental Health

(1) The ACT Health Directorate (ACTHD) has worked with the MyHome committee (the Committee) and has clarified the service model, target cohort, eligibility criteria and financial approach for the service. 

The MyHome model is proposed to be a cluster model solely for people with mental illness. However, the Committee has identified that this will be for 15 people in single units rather than a “group home”/congregate setting.

The Committee and the Woden Valley Uniting Church (the landholder) have now partnered with Wesley Mission, a national community housing provider with expertise in mental health, disability and child and family support services. 

The Committee and Wesley Mission have also explored with the National Disability Insurance Agency, the funding models under the scheme and their application to this type of support. Further, Wesley Mission is an experienced NDIS and Non-Government support provider with the proposed services and has identified that it will be able to provide supports efficiently under the NDIS funding model.

(2) ACTHD has not been involved in or progressed any formal negotiations with Woden Valley Uniting Church or other community services in respect to the MyHome project.

ACTHD has had extensive discussions with the Committee and Wesley Mission regarding the proposed approach and has supported them to connect to other community organisations such as disability providers and the National Disability Insurance Agency.  

(3) The projected timelines for the MyHome project are subject to Cabinet decisions.