[Sub ID 3600] Medial housing (Nardine Wimmins Refuge)

Submission ID: 3600
Organisation name: Nardine Wimmins Refuge
State: WA

Medial Housing (Housing that is part way between Crisis Accommodation and Transitional Housing and any other form of housing) is a way to engage people and assist them to understand their responsibilities in relation to sustainable housing. Only when people have a place they can truely call ‘home’ will they become motivated to look at further education and work. As in Maslow’s Theory of Needs – Apart from the initial life saving need for food, water and warmth, the need for security and safety comes next (A home to feel safe in). It’s high on the priority list. Without this, it’s difficult for many to look at anything long term such as further education or work.