Individualised Community Living Strategy

In 2011 the Mental Health Commission appointed Community First as a preferred respondent for the “Individualised Community Living Strategy”.  As part of a panel Community First provides support services for up to 100 selected individuals.

Eileen Heath, Chief Operating Officer said that “Being appointed to the panel is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our mental health teams who have established Community First as a worthy member of the panel and further acknowledges our organisation as a mental health service provider across Western Australia. “

Preferred respondents on the panel are matched with individuals with a severe and persistent mental illness to make a successful transition from hospital inpatient settings to living in the community.

Consideration is given to people who might not be in hospital at the particular time of assessment but who have a history of multiple periods of hospitalisation that parallel the criteria of long term.

Individuals receiving assistance reflect a range of complexities and challenges resulting in the need for a mix of low, medium and high levels of support to be provided by panel members.

Community First provide support to individuals in partnership with clinical and accommodation support service providers to ensure that individuals are fully supported in their transition back into the community.

To find out if you are eligible to receive these services, please contact Community First on 1800 264 268 or email