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Assistance received

327202 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The goods or services, or time or money received by a person (client) during a service episode or event.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Assistance request reason

327204 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The reason(s) why a person has sought or requires assistance from an agency.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Boarding house building

327408 | Glossary Item | New South Wales Department of Housing, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A separate building (also referred to as a rooming or lodging house) containing multiple boarding/rooming/lodging house bedrooms and/or boarding house units.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Boarding house room

327410 | Glossary Item | New South Wales Department of Housing, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A bedroom within a boarding house (also referred to as a rooming or lodging house) that is not self-contained, and usually shares a common kitchen and/or bathroom. Boarding house bedrooms are usually accessed via a common entrance such as a foyer or hallway.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Boarding house unit

327412 | Glossary Item | NSW Department of Housing, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A self-contained unit within a boarding house (also referred to as a rooming or lodging house) with separate cooking, bathroom and toilet facilities. Boarding house units are usually accessed via a common entrance such as a foyer or hallway.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Head-leased dwelling (government)

327318 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Dwellings owned by state and territory governments that are leased to other government or non-government organisations via head-leasing arrangements.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Homeless

327244 | Glossary Item | SAAP National Data Collection Agency, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person is homeless if he or she does not have access to safe, secure and stable housing. Hence even if a person has a physical home, they would be considered homeless if: they were not safe at home, they had no legal right to continued occupation of their home (security of tenure), or the home lacked the amenities or resources necessary for living.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Illicit drug

413485 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An illicit drug is defined as any drug which is illegal to possess or use or any legal drug used in an illegal manner, for example: a drug obtained on prescription but given or sold to another person to use glue or petrol which is sold legally, but is used in a manner that is not intended, such as inhaling fumes stolen pharmaceuticals sold on the black market (e.g. Pethidine)
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Investigation (child protection)

367345 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An investigation is the process whereby state and territory child protection and support services obtain more detailed information about a child who is subject of a notification and make assessment about the harm or degree of harm to the child and the child's protective needs. An investigation includes the interviewing or sighting of the subject child where it is practicable to do so.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Mental health disorder

403575 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A clinically diagnosable disorder that significantly interferes with an individual’s cognitive, emotional or social abilities. The diagnosis of mental illness is generally made according to the classifications systems of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) or the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

NDA service type outlet

501973 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A service type outlet is the unit of the funded agency that delivers a particular National Disability Agreement (NDA) service type at or from a discrete location.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Record linkage

327264 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A process, technique or method that enables the bringing together of two or more records that are believed to belong to the same individual.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

SAAP accommodation place

336726 | Glossary Item | SAAP Data Sub Committee, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A permanent bed which is owned or managed by a SAAP agency or paid for using SAAP funds.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Transgender

398610 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A transgender person is a person who: (a) identifies as a member of a different sex by living, or seeking to live, as a member of that sex; or (b) has identified as a member of a different sex by living as a member of that sex; whether or not the person is a recognised transgender person.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Volunteer

327272 | Glossary Item | Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person who willingly gives unpaid help in the form of time, service or skills through an organisation or group.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Indigenous, Disability

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