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.