Our Program

North West Youth Accommodation Service (NWYAS) provides Supported Accommodation. This means that every young person that is in our program is required to work with a Support Worker for the whole time that they are living in our housing.

Support Services

Support Workers are available to assist young people to work on the areas that can help them get more stable and independent for the future. Some young people access support in the following areas:

  • Help looking for accommodation after NWYAS.
  • Help with learning the skills needed to live independently¬†(cooking, cleaning, and budgeting).
  • Help staying in school or getting back to school.
  • Looking into training and employment options.
  • Help with general and mental health – finding doctors, getting¬†to appointments.
  • Support with being a parent or pregnant.
  • Helping get Identification and other practical assistance.

Tenancy Services

NWYAS manages 13 properties – 10 of which are supplied to us through the Department of Housing.

Tenancy Services are undertaken by the Tenancy Worker. Through our tenancy Worker, young people are able to learn about their rights and responsibilities as a tenant in a rental.

Young People are required to pay a bond and fortnightly rent, keep the property in good condition and report anything that needs maintenance or repair.

Tenants are also required to make sure that they do not interfere with the peace and enjoyment of their neighbours.