What is TSS?
The Transitional Support Service (TSS) aims to support young people in the transition between care and full independent living. The service is completely voluntary and completely free to the young person. TSS works state wide (except the Southwest and Peel regions).
TSS works with young people who;
- Are aged 15-25 years old
- Have a care and protection order at the age of 15.
- Are currently residing in care
- Are preparing to leave care
- Who need support after leaving care
TSS can offer young people
- Information and advice on health, employment and education.
- Family support,
- Access to accommodation,
- Recreational opportunities including camps,
- Life skills and financial sustainability advice.
- Links to other support agencies.
How does the service work?
- We offer flexible and creative case management built on a strong client/ youth worker relationships.
- It is a free service and completely voluntary to the young person
- We develop consistency for young people needing to access different community services.
- We provide well managed support to reduce the chances of crisis for young people.
- We offer a recreational programme in the metro area to enhance young people’s social and life skills.
- In the metro area we have mobile youth workers who go to where the need exists
- Our support for regional clients is in the form of a brokerage model where MOUs are signed with local agencies who are better placed to support and case manage these young people.
- We provide a culturally appropriate response to young people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders by accessing the expertise of Aboriginal staff.