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Person—service requested, homelessness code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termService requested
METeOR identifier:Help on this term400408
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termThe service(s) requested by a person of a Specialist Homelessness Agency, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—services requested

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Short-term or emergency accommodation
2Other housing/accommodation
3General assistance and support
4Specialised services
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1 Short-term or emergency accommodation

Assistance with accommodation in a refuge, a crisis shelter, or in emergency accommodation arranged in hotels, motels by a specialist homelessness agency.

CODE 2 Other housing/accommodation

Other housing/accommodation should be selected where a person is requiring assistance for any other form of housing or accommodation that is not short term or emergency accommodation. This may include assistance to access other forms of accommodation, such as medium term or transitional accommodation, or assistance to maintain their current form of housing/accommodation (i.e. prevent foreclosure on a mortgage, assistance with rental arrears, etc.).

CODE 3 General assistance and support

General assistance and support refers to a wide range of support provided by an agency worker that it is not a specialised service. That is, the support is provided without the expectation that the worker has completed formal, specialised training in that area of assistance. General assistance may cover a range of assistance from financial assistance/information, employment/training assistance, to assistance for domestic/family violence and family/relationship assistance. For a more comprehensive list of possible services see, Service activity - type of service activity.

CODE 4 Specialised services

Specialised services refer to assistance that can be provided only by a person with formal, specialised training in that area of assistance. Specialised services may range from Psychological/psychiatric services to Professional legal services (For a more comprehensive list of possible specialised services see, Service activity - type of service activity). Specialised services may be provided by agency workers, or may require an agency worker to assist the client in receiving external services.

Collection methods:Help on this term

The permissible values for this data element are used to form the response categories to the question:

'Please indicate the service(s) the person requires from your agency, from the list below:'

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Person—service requested, homelessness code N Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2011 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2012-13 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 26/08/2014
Homelessness, Superseded 26/08/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2014-15 Housing assistance, Superseded 24/11/2016
Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2015-17 Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2017-19 Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +
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