Specialist Homelessness Establishment Database - SHED
Data Set Specification Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
Housing assistance, Recorded 14/10/2010
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
The scope of the Specialist Homelessness Establishments database (SHED) National Minimum dataset (NMDS) is all Specialist Homelessness Agencies (SHA’s) who receive government funding, via a legal entity, to provide specialist homelessness services. The SHED NMDS scope also includes organisations that receive government funding to provide support services for SHA’s.
The SHED NMDS mandates the collection of descriptive information from jurisdictions about SHA’s. This information is essential for the maintenance of an accurate and up to date list of SHA’s which in turn form the active scope of the Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) NMDS client collection.
The primary statistical unit of the SHED NMDS is a SHA. SHA’s vary in size and structure, however all SHA’s must satisfy the following conditions:
Some data is also collected about the legal entity of the SHA. The legal entity enters into a funding and service agreement with a jurisdiction to provide specialist homelessness services. The funding and service agreement enables the legal entity to operate one or more SHA’s to deliver services to clients.
The SHED NMDS is one of two NMDS’s that mandate national data collection of data about the specialist homelessness services sector. The other NMDS is the SHS NMDS. Follow the link below: /content/index.phtml/itemId/398238
Source and reference attributes
|Origin:||SAAP Administrative Data Collection. Classifications and procedures. December 2006.|
|Reference documents:||SAAP Administrative Data Collection for Homelessness Services Classifications and Procedures Manual 2009-10.|
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See also SAAP Administrative National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)
Community Services (retired), Retired 01/07/2011