Day to Day Living in the Community (D2DL)

About the project

This is a Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) project to build better connections between Support for Day to Day Living (D2DL) providers and other mental health and community sector providers to improve outcomes for consumers and is funded by DoHA.

The two year national project will facilitate the identification and dissemination of good-practice models among D2DL Program providers. The aim of the project is to improve outcomes for people who experience mental illness by focusing on increased collaboration and connection amongst Community Mental Health organisations that deliver the D2DL Program.

The project will consist of several inter-state forums and the development of a web-based communications platform.

Stage 1 of the project consists of current D2DL providers being contacted for feedback about their requirements around information sharing and to inform the design of the forums to be held around Australia in early 2011.
Although the project is being run through the Queensland Alliance office it is important to acknowledge the vital contribution to the project from all the other sister peaks that make up Community Mental Health Australia. This contribution includes governance, promoting the project to state peaks members and planning and executing the forums.

About the D2DL Program

The Support for Day to Day Living (D2DL) in the Community is a structured activity program that aims to improve the quality of life for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness through the provision of structured and socially based day programs. It is a national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (DOHA) and delivered by a number of different community managed organisations /NGOs.
The D2DL Program is available in 64 sites across Australia with a funding commitment by DOHA of $45.5 M over five years to enhance the support available to those who:
  • Have a severe and persistent mental illness which limits their ability to function in the community;
  • Experience social isolation in the community due to a lack of social supports
  • Have a level of disability which will restrict their capacity to obtain employment in the labour market in the foreseeable future.
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