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Community housing provider—support service type, code N[N(7)]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSupport service type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term292306
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Definition:Help on this termThe area(s) of assistance, other than housing assistance, that a housing provider is able to offer to a household or tenant, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Community housing provider—support service type

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
1Daily living support
2Personal support
3Community living support
4Support for children, families and carers
5Training, vocational rehabilitation and employment
6Financial and material assistance
7Information, advice and referral
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this termNational Classification of Community Services Version 2.0, 2003

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Include those areas for which a housing provider did not directly provide the assistance, but ensured the links to appropriate support services were established and maintained.

Code 1. Daily living support: Covers assistance that provides support for personal or social functioning in daily life. The purpose of the assistance is generally to enable recipients to live and function in their own homes or normal places of residence (where this is an independent living setting). Such support includes assistance with personal tasks, e.g. showering, dressing and grooming, and domestic tasks, e.g. washing, cooking, cleaning, , shopping, gardening, and companionship.

Code 2. Personal support: Covers assistance that provides support for successful functioning as an individual or as a family member, e.g. individual advocacy, needs assessment and management, counselling.

Code 3. Community living support: Covers assistance that provides support or develops the capacity for independent living and/or social interaction within the community through the provision of opportunities for learning, developing and maintaining personal and social surviving skills. Includes living skills development, community transport, social and personal development, recreation/leisure.

Code 4. Support for children, families and carers: Covers the provision of care, educational, developmental and recreational activities for children usually between the ages of 0 and 12 years by paid workers. Includes carer support which refers to assistance received by a carer from a substitute carer who provides supervision and assistance to their care recipient in their absence. Includes child care, respite care, parenting skills.

Code 5. Training, vocational rehabilitation and employment: Covers assistance to support people who are disadvantaged in the labour  market by providing training, job search skills, help in finding work, placement and support in open employment or, where appropriate, supported employment. Excludes health rehabilitative activities aimed at improvement in functional capacity.

Code 6. Financial and material assistance: Covers assistance that is designed to enhance personal functioning and to facilitate access to community services through the provision of emergency, or immediate, financial assistance and material goods. Includes financial relief, household goods, clothing and furniture, food. Excludes income support provided by Centrelink, such as pensions and benefits, and concessions through the taxation system.

Code 7. Information, advice and referral: Covers assistance that provides information, advice and referral to support personal or social functioning and/or to facilitate access to and use of community services and resources. Includes provision of housing/tenancy, consumer and legal, financial, general service availability information, advice and referral.

Code 8. Other: Covers any other areas of assistance able to be offered to a household or tenant.

Code 9. None: No assistance, other than housing assistance, provided. 

Collection methods:Help on this termMore than one support service type can be recorded.
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Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Housing Data Development Committee
Reference documents:Help on this termNational Classification of Community Services Version 2.0, 2003

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Service provider organisation—assistance/support other than housing assistance indicator, yes/no code N Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013

Has been superseded by Service provider organisation—support service type, code N[N] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Community Services (retired), Standard 19/09/2013

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