The Constellation Project

Case Study

Location

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TF.A are proud to be a Network Champion within the More Homes stream of The Constellation Project (TCP). TCP’s mission is to amplify the impact of work being done by corporates, governments, academia, philanthropists and not-for-profits to end homelessness in a generation.

As Network Champions, TF.A are working with First Nations Elders, PwC and the Red Cross to develop a model of aged care based on the concept of an ‘elders village’. Fundamental to this approach is a First Nations Leadership Team that have designed the framework for a model of purpose built, culturally appropriate aged care facility. The model has three obvious benefits:

  • Elders are able to remain on Country and within their community
  • Elders will receive a higher standard of care, with access to family, community and Country.
  • The shift will open up more public housing to new tenants in need, reducing crowding.
Diagram 1: Self-Contained Units
Diagram 2: Supported Living Aged Care
Diagram 3: Mixed Model
These diagrams demonstrate the different models of service delivery available in aged care:
Diagram 1: Self-Contained Units
Diagram 2: Supported Living Aged Care
Diagram 3: Mixed Model

One of the most important aspects of The Constellation Project is the focus on Indigenous led projects. This aligns with the principles of practice within TFA, and in particular for consulting projects that place users and communities at the centre of the design, development and delivery process.

This model cannot be imposed on people, but rather adopted and driven by local communities.