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Living skills

We can offer training and guidance for important living skills that will help you live with confidence.

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Without ever being faced with certain tasks before, young people may find it difficult to navigate living independently.

We can offer training and guidance for an array of important living skills that will help the people we support to live with confidence.

Managing income support

The Department of Human Services offers their services at Frontyard and is staffed by Community Engagement Officers. These officers can help with accessing information and government and community services for people with complex needs. They can also assist in managing income and navigating Centrelink’s processes.

The Department of Human Services is available at Frontyard on Mondays and Thursdays from 1pm to 4pm.

Finding private rental accommodation

Finding a private rental can be incredibly tough for young people without a rental history and adequate income. We want to make this process easier to successfully break the cycle of homelessness and restore sustainable living conditions. Our team can provide assistance to young people in the process of securing a rental property by offering advice, information and assisting with financial support options.

Living independently

Through our Living Skills program we can provide training throughout Melbourne’s north and west. The training is specifically designed to prepare young people for independent living and is suited for people aged 16 to 24.

Training modules can be tailored to individual needs and can help build skills in many areas, including:

  • budgeting
  • cooking
  • home maintenance
  • hygiene
  • communication skills
  • healthy relationships

By learning these essential skills, young people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness can work towards independence in a stable living situation.

A referral is needed from a support worker to access this service

For enquiries, calls can be made Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm on 03 9977 0077.

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