Complex Needs


Outcare’s CIP team support people with disability and mental health issues who are at risk in the community, in prison or after release from prison. Case workers offer community in home support, individual accommodation, daily living and skill development, with access to education, training and community inclusion. Outcare has a person centred approach, which supports people to meet their goals and strive for independence.

For referrals or further information, please contact Outcare reception on (08) 6263 8622.

Links and Start programs

The Mental Health Commission and Department of the Attorney General introduced a mental health court diversion and support project for adults and children with mental illness, who are also in the criminal justice system. These services involve placing mental health specialist teams in the court to provide assessments and reports. They also develop plans to get people into treatment that addresses their mental illness and reduce their offending behaviour.

Outcare plays an important role in the Links (Youth) and Start (Adult) programs. We help participants reach some their goals and support them through the programs. We also provide practical help so they can live successfully in the community without reoffending.

Jennie’s story highlights the impact of our services on clients with complex needs.