Specialist Homelessness Services disability flag cluster
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013|
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
|DSS type:||Data Element Cluster|
In the Specialist Homeless Services NMDS, these data elements are used together to assess the functional status of a person across a range of life areas.
The cluster combines the two data elements: Person—activity and participation life area, disability flag homelessness code N and Person—need for assistance with activities in a life area, disability flag homelessness code N, to complete the following matrix:
Collection and usage attributes
It is expected that the data elements in this cluster will be used to collect information from the individual being assessed, or a proxy/carer or service worker answering on their behalf. The responses are phrased in answer to the question 'For each of the following activities, do you need help/supervision, have difficulty, or use aids/equipment? (choose one answer for each row)'.
Also required is the following preamble to the question:
'The next question is about whether a long-term health condition or disability restricts your everyday activities. A long-term health condition is one that has lasted, or is expected to last, 6 months or more. Examples of long-term health conditions that might restrict your everyday activities include severe asthma, epilepsy, hearing loss, arthritis, depression, autism, kidney disease, chronic pain, speech impairment, stroke.'
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Specialist Homelessness Services disability flag cluster Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 26/08/2014
Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2014-15 Housing assistance, Superseded 24/11/2016
Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2015-17 Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016
Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2017-19 Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018