Client—service activity type needed, homelessness activity type code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Support service type needed
Synonymous names:Support service needs identified
METeOR identifier:508813
Registration status:Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Definition:

The type(s) of service or assistance needed by a client, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Client—service activity type needed

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Format:N[N]
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
Housing/accommodation
1Short term or emergency accommodation
2Medium term /Transitional housing
3Long term housing
4Assistance to sustain tenancy or prevent tenancy failure or eviction
5Assistance to prevent foreclosures or for mortgage arrears
General assistance
6Assertive outreach
7Assistance to obtain/maintain government allowance
8Employment assistance
9Training assistance
10Educational assistance
11Financial information
12Material aid/brokerage
13Assistance for incest/sexual assault
14Assistance for domestic/family violence
15Family/relationship assistance
16Assistance for trauma
17Assistance with challenging social/behavioural problems
18Living skills/personal development
19Legal information
20Court support
21Advice/information
22Retrieval/storage/removal of personal belongings
23Advocacy/liaison on behalf of client
24School liaison
25Child care
26Structured play/skills development
27Child contact and residence arrangements
28Meals
29Laundry/shower facilities
30Recreation
31Transport
32Other basic assistance
Specialised services
33Child protection services
34Parenting skills education
35Child specific specialist counselling services
36Psychological services
37Psychiatric services
38Mental health services
39Pregnancy assistance
40Family planning support
41Physical disability services
42Intellectual disability services
43Health/medical services
44Professional legal services
45Financial advice and counselling
46Counselling for problem gambling
47Drug/alcohol counselling
48Specialist counselling services
49Interpreter services
50Assistance with immigration services
51Culturally specific services
52Assistance to connect culturally
53Other specialised service

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Agency workers may select multiple support services to meet the identified needs of the client.

Comments:

This information can be used to show the range of support services that agencies provide, and whether the needs of clients can be met either through direct service provision at the agency or through referrals to other services. This is important information for service and program planning.

An unmet need is indicated where, a client has been identified as needing a support service, but the support has not been provided directly by the agency, and there has been no referral arranged to another service in order to receive services that cannot be provided by the agency.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Client—referral arranged, homelessness activity type code N[N] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

Has been superseded by Client—service activity type needed, homelessness activity type code N[N] Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

See also Client—service activity type provided, homelessness activity type code N[N] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

Supersedes Client—service activity type, homelessness code N[N] Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Specialist Homelessness Services activity cluster Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018