Key messages

  • Community care units (CCUs) provide clinical care and rehabilitation services in a home-like environment.

Community care units (CCUs) provide clinical care and rehabilitation services in a home-like environment.

They support the recovery of people seriously affected by mental illness to develop or relearn skills in self-care, communication and social skills in a community-based residential facility.

CCUs provide a range of programs, including:

  • medium- to long-term clinical and rehabilitation support for people unable to live in other community residential options
  • access to 24-hour multidisciplinary clinical support and treatment, including regular medical psychiatric review
  • residential rehabilitation programs based on customer need
  • individualised assessment, care planning and review of suitability for less restrictive treatment and care
  • psycho-education and support to carers and promotion of continued links between people and their carers
  • monitoring, engagement and support of people receiving compulsory treatment under the provisions of the Mental Health Act 2014
  • promotion of community links and partnerships to foster integration into the broader community.